Is a certified organic crumble feed ration specially formulated for young chicks and growing hens and is free from all forms of medication that may be found in other starter feeds. Ideal for chicks up to the point of lay.
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Organic Chick Starter Mash (Certified to AS600 by Australian Certified Organic 10607)
Country Heritage Feeds Chicken Starter Grower Crumble is manufactured to the same specifications as the CHF Organic Chick Starter Mash, except that the feed is presented as a crumble. It offers the same broad spectrum ration suitable for all forms of poultry through all growing stages. The crumble is made by finely milling the ration, conditioning it with steam and then pressing it into a pellet. The pellet is then put through a crumbler, which breaks the pellets into a more manageable size for the young birds to consume.
20 kg Organic Chick Starter Comes in original packaging.
Meat Birds: The Chicken Starter Grower is equally diverse when feeding meat birds, once again avoiding the need to swap to a grower ration during the growth cycle allowing it to be fed until slaughter (Approx 10 weeks).
Laying Hens: Unlike other starter feeds, the uniquely diverse nature of this ration negates the need to change diets from a starter to a grower (pullet grower) part way through the growing cycle. This avoids waste and the expense of a separate feed allowing it to be given to day-old chicks through to point of lay hens (18 to 20 weeks approx). It is important to ensure your chicks have free access to feed and water and protected from any harsh environmental conditions. Keeping warm with a specific heater lamp is essential during colder months. It is also advisable to begin to blend the chick starter grower with your preferred Country heritage Feeds Layer ration at 16 weeks of age; this will provide the extra calcium to assist with egg production.
Ducks: Likewise the Chicken Starter Grower is suited to both meat and laying ducks from day olds through to point of lay or slaughter.
Q. Should I buy chick starter crumble or chick starter mash?
A. Generally speaking, there is no significant difference between a mash or crumble. Both are popular for feeding baby chicks. Our Country Heritage chick starter mash is also organic and is non-medicated but apart from that, they are similar nutritionally.
Q. I have a flock of mixed-age birds. Some are coming up to laying whilst others are only 8-10 weeks. Is this a feed which I can continue to give to my layers as well as the young chicks?
A. Yes, this feed can be given to all ages of poultry since it's non-medicated and won't affect any eggs laid.
Q. Is there anything missing from this feed which my layers would need to thrive for the next few weeks till I can switch everyone to a layer feed?
A. This chick starter is a complete feed so that no other supplements are needed. However, after about 15 weeks of age, you can start giving them some greens, vegetables, calgrit or shell grit to add some variety to their diet.
Q. Does this feed contain any soy or GMO's?
A. According to the manufacturer, this chick starter does contain soy but does not contain any GMO's. Furthermore, our supplier is willing to produce some soy-free chick starter on request but it will require a 1000 kg minimum. Email us if you are interested in a quote
Q. Just confirming that your Organic Chick Starter Mash is 100% unmedicated? Will be used for ducklings, and have read that medicated feed is potentially toxic for ducks.
A. After contacting the manufacturer I can confirm that this product is 100% unmedicated. It is also mentioned in the product description but I thought I would double-check with the manufacturer to be sure.
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Formulated to suit all breeds of layer chickens from day old to 6 - 7 weeks of age. This is a complete feed and no other supplement is required. Also suitable as a duck starter. Contains a natural herbal coccidiostat.
OUT OF STOCK MORE DUE LATE OCTOBER 2020. Brooders for poultry, birds and other animals. Ideal for keeping young chickens, ducks and other poultry warm until they can generate their own body heat. The warm environment of a brooder can also be used to care for baby parrots while they are young or help sick birds and animals recover from illness.
CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK. PLEASE CONSIDER ABSORB PLUS PET SHEETS BELOW. These Pet Sheets (pads) can be used to line the floor of our Poultry Brooder Kits and will help keep the mess from sticking to the floor. Makes cleaning easy and will keep the brooder clean when replaced regularly.