There are many different ways to feed your flock, and different poultry breeds require specific feeds for optimum nutrition. When you are deciding on a feed that best suits your flock's needs, there are a few things to consider. What type of birds are you feeding? Will you feed organic, traditional, medicated or non-medicated? However you choose to feed your flock, Meyer Hatchery offers a variety of feed options for every poultry need. Here are some of the feeds we offer:
Medicated chick starter - Medicated chick feed contains Amprolium for the prevention of Coccidiosis. Feed medicated chick starter to your chicks until they are 8 weeks of age. Amprolium is used to prevent coccidiosis, not treat it. Using medicated feed eliminates the need for the coccidiosis vaccine, as it negates the effect if used together.
Non-Medicated chick starter / non-medicated feed - Non-Medicated Feed has the same great ingredients of the medicated feed, without the Amprolium.
Non-GMO Feed - Feed that is made from ingredients that are Non-Gmo (not genetically modified). Offered as non-medicated. The non-GMO feed is not necessarily certified organic by USDA standards.
Organic - Organic chicken feed has certified organic ingredients according to USDA standards. Meyer Hatchery's organic feed line is sourced from local Ohio farms. By definition, organic feeds are also GMO-free.
Non-Soy - Non-Soy Layer Mash is a great alternative for anyone who has a soy allergy. Field Peas make for the perfect supplemental protein source in place of soy found in most commercial feeds and can be used as a sole ration for your layers.
In addition, there are supplements you can also add like the vital pack or grogel for getting your chicks started. Grit to help with digestion and oyster shells for added calcium. You may also hear the terms scratch grain or cracked corn, which can be considered a treat or additive to daily feedings, as they do not provide a complete source of nutrition. Provide these to your flock in moderation.