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Vella Free Range Scratch Mix

Free Range Scratch Mix has been formulated for those who prefer a natural grain based diet to suit all breeds of poultry layers from point of lay. Blends grains and protein pellets together with Molasses oil to enhance palatability and energy density.

Free Range Scratch Mix by Vella Stock Feeds. 

Free Range Scratch Mix has been formulated for those who prefer a natural grain based diet to suit all breeds of poultry layers from point of lay (18 -20 weeks of age). Blend of grains & oil seed with a protein / mineral pellet that contains essential minerals & proteins to assist with bird health & chicken egg production.
Main Features:

# Proteins - No urea, all protein in the form of true proteins sources.

# High Energy - For egg production and growth.

# Commercial Pellet - Contains essential minerals & proteins to assist in bird health.

# Molasses / Oils - Light coating to enhance natural palatability and energy density.

# Natural Grains / Oil Seed - varies the texture and flavors to layers.

# Selgrit - Assists in shell production and strength.

# Easy Lift Bag - For your safety.

Typical Analysis

As Fed

Dry Matter

Energy KCAL/ kg 3069 3487
Protein (%) 12.00 13.64
Calcium (%) 1.82 2.07
Phosphorus (%) 0.16 0.18
Fibre (%) 3.38 3.84
Fat (%) 6.50


NOTES : 1. Only the 25 kg size is sent in its orginal packaging. The other sizes are repackaged and provided in clear plastic bags. 2. Trace mineral premix added, for more detailed analysis please contact Vella Stock Feeds. 3. Orders including multiple small bags ie under 20kg will be combined together and supplied as one bag.

Feeding Tips :

- Introduce to birds from 18 - 20 weeks of age.

- Intake varies from 105 grams - 140 grams per day depending on bird health & breed, lighting, housing, climate conditions and water supply.

- Can be blended with layer pellets to give variety to layers diet and further enhance mineral content.

- Fresh, clean water to be accessible at all times.

- Greens can be fed in conjunction with scratch mix.

- Older hens (>2 years) egg production will decline rapidly.

General Information

- Egg production rates will vary according to a range of external factors including bird age, housing, lighting, variable weather conditions, predators, inoculations and hygiene to name a few.

- Phase supplementary feeding both in and out gradually to help avoid set backs.

- Housing should be well vented but draft free.

- Ensure clean, cool water is accessible at all times.

- Feeders and waterers needs to be easily accessible and cleaned of litter on a regular basis.

- Quarantine sick layers to prevent possible outbreaks.

- Dead layers need to be removed straight away and disposed of.

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