Country Heritage Feeds’ Organic Backyard Vegetarian Layer Pellets are a fully balanced ration designed to meet the specific needs of backyard laying birds without the use of animal ingredients such as meat meal or fishmeal. This feed is perfect for those owners who themselves are vegetarian, or who simply prefer not to feed their birds any animal by-products. The Country Heritage Feeds’ Organic Backyard Vegetarian Layer Pellets source their protein from quality certified organic vegetable ingredients such as wheat, mungbeans, sunflower meal, safflower meal and soybean meal.
The Country Heritage Feeds’ Organic Backyard Vegetarian Layer Pellets are strategically formulated to provide all the essential vitamins and minerals necessary to maintain good health and to promote consistent, strong shelled, vibrant yoked eggs.
Country Heritage Feeds’ Organic 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 130g – 150g 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).