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Naturally Free Layer

5.00 out of 5
(3 customer reviews)

$19.99$20.99

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Product Description

Naturally Free Layer is a Verified Non-GMO and Certified Organic product. We use a blend of Pacific Northwest grown whole grains from Certified Organic Farms throughout the region.

Our Layer Feeds are designed to be the healthiest and most natural product available for your laying hens. This complete Layer ration is formulated in two ways; our Soy Free Layer contains corn and our Naturally Free Layer does not contain corn. The grains are left naturally whole in this feed rather than highly processed into pellets.

Naturally Free Layer Feed contains high amounts of calcium and slightly lower protein levels than our Naturally Free Grower. The calcium is used by hens to produce strong eggshells and should only be fed to birds that are laying or will lay in the near future.

Naturally Free Layer is available in both 16% and 18% protein. Some breeds will show an increase in production with a higher protein feed. Additional protein is also a great benefit to assist in new feather growth during the moulting process.

This feed is suitable for ducks and all waterfowl!

Feeding Information

Your hens should be approaching their full grown size at approximately 18-20 weeks of age. Begin introducing Naturally Free Layer gradually to allow for a slow adjustment to the new feed formula. This is more important when switching from a different type of feed such as crumbles or pellets as your chickens may not immediately know how to consume a mash style feed. Check our feeding tips label which is stitched into your feed bag to ensure your ladies are getting all of the quality nutrients provided in our feed. Be sure to offer fresh water, plenty of grit and you can begin to supplement oyster shell at this age.

Feel free to continue offering 3-Grain Scratch or Scratch n’ Corn by tossing around their run to promote foraging (scratching and pecking) or use as a training tool!

Ingredients

Organic Wheat, Organic Peas, Organic Barley, Organic Linseed Meal, Organic Camelina Meal, Limestone (Calcium Carbonate), Oyster Shell, Fish Meal, Vitamin and Mineral Premix, Organic Vegetable Oil.

Feed Label – 18% Protein

FAQs

Can I feed this to my ducks?
Yes! Our layer feeds can be fed to ducks and are suitable for all waterfowl.
My birds aren’t laying this time of year. Is it okay to switch to grower instead of layer for winter as they don’t need the added calcium/minerals in the layer?
Yes, you can, however, we recommend sticking with layer feeds as your birds are large enough to process the additional calcium.
How much do laying hens eat?
You can plan on a hen eating 1/4 to 1/3 pound of feed every day. This amount will depend on many factors including access to free range pasture, weather and occasionally breed type.

3 reviews for Naturally Free Layer

  1. Krista Anthony
    5 out of 5

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    I can’t say enough about this feed! We free range our flock of thirteen hens on six acres here in Washington and supplement their diet with 4 pounds of food every night during the cold months. Last winter we were feeding Purina Layena Sunfresh and had no layers. This winter we switched to Scratch and Peck 18% Layer and have been getting 7-10 eggs every day! We also give our family milk cow the Scratch and Peck Barley and Oats. Love these products!

  2. Krista Anthony
    5 out of 5

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    I meant to add five stars!

  3. trainpainter@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5

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    I admit I was skeptical about this feed (Naturally Free Layer) and the much higher price than my normal pellet feed. I have 2 grandsons with many food allergies and they definitely can’t eat anything with all the soy and corn found in the pellets so I decided to give it a try. When it arrived and I opened the bags I was surprised to see the feed looked like what I remember from feeding our chickens as a kid. It smelled good and looked good enough to eat myself. I have been feeding the flock (6 hens and a rooster) this for almost a month now. My chickens freerange my 20 acre farm but they won’t leave the coop until after they are full now. Before as soon as I opened the coop in the morning they were out the door and immediately exploring. I take that as a good sign that they like and enjoy the feed. I also noticed egg production is up. I was normally getting about 22-24 eggs a week from them and now I’m getting 25-28. I can only attribute that to the feed as everything else is the same. I highly recommend this feed.

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