Q. How often and how much should I feed my poultry hens each day?
A. Poultry should always have food available to them and they will eat what they require. If you're trying to minimize feed waste and don't want to put too much food that gets fouled then one idea is to put in a measured amount and then come back after one day and measure what's left. If you put 2kg and 1kg is left, then 1kg of feed is required per day.
I also managed to find this bit of information online. "A well-known ballpark figure for estimating purpose is 1/4 pound (114 grams) of feed per chicken per day"
Q. Hi, I'm after a chicken feed which is high in omega 3, something with flax seed. Do you have anything like that?
A. The best feed for high omega 3 is Omega Show Poultry Layer Pellets 15kg which is high in omega 3,6 and 9. http://www.petandgarden.com.au/poultry/poultry-foo...
Or another option is to supplement your hen's diet with flax/linseed seed which we also sell. http://www.petandgarden.com.au/poultry/poultry-food/poultry-supplements.html
Q. I'm feeding my poultry organic layer pellets and kitchen scraps. Do I still need to feed them shell grit?
A. Chickens that are fed processed feeds like layer pellets do not need to be fed shell grit. Shell grit is only required for birds that are fed grains of other hard substances. The grit is needed here to help grind up the grains and make it digestible. Also, birds that free range usually pick up the natural grit they need. However, it's still suggested to give your hens some shell grit occasionally just to be on the safe side and for some variety.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What sort of timber are your coops made from and what are they treated with? Also wondering where the material is sourced from?
A. These coops are made from Chinese Fir timber (a kind of timber which is plentiful in China) which according to the manufacturer is treated with a water-based eco-friendly lacquer. The answer relates only to the EP-3033, EP-313 and EP-309 coops.
Q. I would like to use one of these coops for rabbits, is the weatherproofing lacquer animal safe?
A. According to the manufacturer these coops include an animal safe lacquer. The same type of lacquer used on our timber rabbit hutches.
Q. Is there any age restrictions for buying poultry at your store?
A. Apparently, the minimum age for all pets in NSW is 16 years of age except for Dogs and Cats where the minimum age is 18. If you are under 16 you will need to be accompanied by an adult to purchase a Pet.
A premium poultry feed pellet with 17% protein to help facilitate egg-laying in laying Laying Hens, Ducks, Geese, Quail, Pheasant, Breeding Poultry, Show Poultry. A thin cut pellet for increased palatability.