Country Heritage FeedsOrganic Backyard Layer Pellets are a blend of certified organic grains which are finely milled and then pressed into a pellet, offering a consistent, nutritionally balanced diet ideal for backyard laying chickens. Typical ingredients may include certified organic cereals such as wheat, sorghum, barley, pearl millet and corn. The feed also contains certified organic vegetable protein meals such as soybean meal, safflower meal, sunflower meal, fishmeal, meat meal and other essential vitamins and minerals.
Formulated to the same high specifications as the Backyard Layer Mash, this pellet ration provides the birds with all the essential vitamins and minerals necessary to maintain good health and to promote consistent, strong shelled, vibrant yoked eggs.
Country Heritage FeedsOrganic Backyard Layer Pellets can be fed to birds at point of lay (18-20 weeks) but can be blended with Chick Starter/Grower from 16 weeks.
Typical feed consumption for backyard laying hens is between 120g 140g per head per day. The feed is best provided ad lib as the birds naturally regulate their consumption according to their energy requirements. A specially designed self-feeder is the most suitable method of doing this. To obtain minimal wastage, ensure that the 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 clean potable drinking water.
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