What should I feed my chickens?
Feeding your chickens the correct types/stages of food is important to provide them with a balanced diet, and is easiest given in commercially sold forms (pellet, mixed grain or both). It is always a good idea to ask the seller what kind/brand of food the birds have been eating, so you can continue to feed them the same type. Introduce new foods to old food gradually, over a few days as some chickens can get sick with sudden diet changes.
We stock a large range of different feeds that suit different breeds and different lifestyles (ie are your girls free ranging? or are they contained in a coop most of the time? - your feed and protein level of the feed depends on which of the lifestyles your hens have. High protein feeds are made for birds that are contained in a coop most of the time with no outside protein source), are of breeding flocks, or for commercial layers such as Hylines.