Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has long been hailed for it’s human health benefits and it can do wonders for your chickens too. It is made from nutritious organically grown apples and retains many of the fruits’ beneficial components because it is not pasteurized. The fermentation process produces enzymes and life giving nutrients that [...]
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If you have several chickens at various stages of development how should you regulate the feed? Developing pullets (not yet laying hens) can be harmed by the high calcium needed for egg production. I have had chicken owners wondering how to avoid harming their growing birds without ending up with soft/no shell eggs. The Scratch [...]
We have added one more pickup point! The new location is in Bremerton – returning Scratch and Peck to its roots as this is the town where Diana began developing her own chicken feed!
We have received a couple of inquiries about our Naturally Free products with concerns that they contain corn. That’s not corn, friends, those are just yellow peas! Rest assured and feel confident that when you buy Naturally Free you are buying feed that contains no soy and no corn.
We have been working incredibly hard at finalizing the design for our soon to be printed bags. We are really excited about this step and that our special feed will now look especially charming too with our favorite hen decorating them. We are growing and are making a few changes along the way! Some of [...]
Scratch and Peck would like to shout out a huge THANK YOU to the Snohomish Co-op for becoming our newest retail location in Washington! Established in 1936, the Snohomish Co-Op is a local farm and feed store owned by its members, committed to serving the Snohomish Valley and beyond! We are so thrilled to be [...]
At Scratch and Peck, we do not process our feeds by cooking them into pellets. This makes our feeds nutritious and natural but the resulting “mash” may be unfamiliar with some birds. If your birds tend to eat their favorite whole grains while leaving the finer material in the bottom of the feeder, try following [...]
For those of you concerned about radiation exposure to your animals from nuclear fallout we have Kelp Meal available as an iodine supplement. Acadian Seaplants’ Kelp Meal contains a wide range of dietary nutrients, including over 60 naturally-chelated minerals and essential elements that the kelp absorbs from the life-giving ocean waters. The minerals contained within [...]
HAPPY EARTH DAY TO YOU In honor of our Mother we are switching from petroleum based plastic to certified biodegradable and compostable bags made from cellulose acetate (a wood based fiber) for packaging our supplements like grit, oyster shell, diatomaceous earth and kelp. Our feeds will continue to be packaged in brown kraft paper which [...]
Scratch and Peck is now available to even more residents of Whatcom County. You will now be able to purchase Scratch and Peck Feeds from any Whatcom Farmer’s Co-Op Location. Also known as the Country Stores in Lynden, Ferndale, Bellingham and Everson this cooperatively owned and operated business does not just support local economy but [...]