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Organic Coarse Layer Mix

An organic chicken feed with a whole grain ration similar to the old fashioned “Scratch Mix”. Typical ingredients may include wheat, sorghum, barley, triticale, pearl millet, sunflower seed, mung beans and corn. These are mixed without any milling, giving it a "muesli" consistency.

Organic Coarse Layer Mix (Certified to AS600 by Australian Certified Organic 10607)

This Organic Coarse Layer by Country Heritage Feeds is a whole grain ration similar to the old fashioned “Scratch Mix”. Typical ingredients may include wheat, sorghum, barley, triticale, pearl millet, sunflower seed, mung beans and corn. These are mixed without any milling, giving it the “whole grain” consistency. The diverse mix of colours gives the feed an appearance similar to muesli, making it very appealing to the chicken and owner alike.

Size Guide

1 to 10 kg

Organic Coarse Layer Mix

Re-packed in clear bag

20 kg

Organic Coarse Layer Mix

Comes in original Packaging

Application - The CHF Organic Coarse Layer is designed solely for laying birds in the backyard environment, and offers the daily requirement of cereals needed for healthy laying hens. Incorporated into the whole grain blend is a “protein pellet” which contains essential vitamins and minerals, protein meals and trace minerals. This ensures the integrity of the feed is maintained and avoids the separation issues that can occur if adding these ingredients individually.

Feed Directions - CHF Organic Coarse Layer is formulated for laying birds. (Approx. 18 – 20 weeks). For young pullets, it is advisable to begin blending the CHF Organic Coarse Layer with the CHF Organic Chick Starter Grower Mash from around 16 weeks to allow a smooth transition onto the layer feed and to ensure extra calcium is provided to the birds as they mature and begin egg production.

Typical feed consumption is between 130g – 150g per head per day and is best made accessible through a specially designed self-feeder. To obtain minimal wastage, ensure your feeder is elevated so the birds can comfortably access the feed, but high enough so they cannot scratch it out onto the ground with their feet. Always ensure that birds have access to plenty of clean drinking water.

Suggestion: For those who prefer whole organic grains with nothing else added - see our 4 grain mix below.

Organic Coarse Layer Mix

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Is this poultry mix suitable for sprouting?

A. Its generally not recommended to sprout this mix because it contains pellets and other ingredients that may be adversely affected by water. It might be possible to do this by separating the whole grains alone for sprouting but even this might not work since the grains have also had oil and vitamins added to them. For organic sprouting, it's best to consider the Organic 4 Grain Mix 25 kg.

Q. Is this mix vegetarian or does include meat products?

A. This product does include meat products in the form of meat meal. For an organic vegetarian feed alternative please consider the Soy Free and Vegetarian Mash 20kg or Layer Vegetarian Mash 20kg.

Q. Does your organic chook food contain Astaxanthin? It's a very rich antioxidant immune booster and is used in Asia and America. its what gives salmon the pink flesh and gives them the energy to swim up waterfalls for days to breed. It's great for many things. Great for humans and animals of all types of horses, dogs, birds, fish, athletes etc If you could look into it for me as I would love to buy some as I use it myself but find it hard squeezing capsules into food for my chooks, it get all over my fingers etc and is a wasteful way to do it.

A. Currently, our organic poultry feed does not contain the antioxidant Astaxanthin. I have passed on this information to the manufacturer and they said they would look into it to see if its feasibility as a poultry feed ingredient.

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