Country Heritage Feed’s Organic Backyard Layer Mash is a blend of certified organic grains rolled into a consistent feed, offering backyard chickens a nutritionally balanced diet. Typical ingredients may include certified organic cereals such as wheat, barley, sorghum, pearl millet and corn. The feed also contains certified organic vegetable protein meals such as soybean meal, safflower meal, sunflower meal, fish meal and meat meal, as well as other essential vitamins and minerals (including cal-grit and limestone).
Country Heritage Feed’s Organic Backyard Layer Mash has been formulated to a higher protein to that of some other standard layer feeds on the market. The mash provides the birds with all the essential vitamins and minerals necessary to maintain good health and to promote consistent laying performance and production of quality eggs. This includes well-constructed egg shells and a vibrant yolk colour.
Country Heritage Feed’s Organic Backyard Layer Mash can be fed to birds at point of lay (18-20 weeks) but can be blended with CHF’s Chick Starter/Grower from 16 weeks.
Typical feed consumption 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.
Certified organic by Australian Certified Organic (10607P).