Naturally Free Starter Feed
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Naturally Free Starter


SKU: 2002-25

Available in: 10lbs | 25lbs | 40lbs* | Bulk**
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Naturally Free Starter 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.

As soon as your chicks hatch, they will be hungry for feed that is formulated to provide them with the nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy. Our Organic, Naturally Free Starter Feed is a special blend of cracked organic grains, organic flax and organic camelina meal, wild caught fish meal, necessary vitamins and minerals, and freshly pressed organic flax oil.

This feed provides baby chicks with enough protein to jump start their growth without adding unnecessary stress to their bodies. Plenty of vitamins and minerals provide chicks with the tools they need for healthy development.

Naturally Free Starter contains no medication or antibiotics as we believe a healthy diet and a clean environment are the most important things for your birds’ health. Many chicks that come from hatcheries have already received vaccines to help them survive the conditions of large scale farming practices.

Practicing other healthy flock management methods can help your chicks throughout the first few months of life without the use of a medicated starter. Putting apple cider vinegar into their water and mixing Diatomaceous Earth with our Naturally Free Starter Feed are excellent options to help ensure your little hens stay happy and healthy. Be sure to provide Chick Grit from day 1 through three weeks of age before transitioning to the larger, Grower Grit.

If you are just getting started, consider trying our Chick Starter Kit for the necessary feed and supplements to start your flock!

Feeding Information

Naturally Free Starter Feed should be used from day 1 until approximately 8 weeks of age for laying birds. Broilers are recommended to switch at 4 weeks to the Broiler Grower. Be sure to offer Chick Grit in their brooder as free choice or scattered in the bedding. Chick Grit is necessary for optimal gizzard development to aid in digestion and maximum nutrient absorption of the whole grains.

Please offer plenty of fresh water not directly next to starter feed to prevent “beak clumping”.

Some chicks may need to be shown how to eat and drink. To teach your chicks how to drink, carefully dip their beaks in water. Do the same with their starter feed so they can learn what food is.

Add Chick Grit to their feed by sprinkling a little bit on top. Grit stays in the chick’s gizzard and helps them digest their food.

Ducklings can also eat Naturally Free Starter! As ducklings mature at a different rate than chicks, we do recommend a slightly adjusted feeding schedule. To download a Feeding Guide and access other Helpful Guides, please visit our Learning Center.


Organic Peas, Organic Wheat, Organic Barley, Organic Linseed Meal, Fish Meal, Crab Meal, Organic Camelina Meal, Vitamin and Mineral Pre-mix:, Organic Vegetable (Flax) Oil, Limestone (Calcium Carbonate).


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    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My Red Stars love this feed!

    5 out of 5

    This was my first year raising chicks. I knew I wanted something soy and corn free due to the rise in GMO contamination in these two crops. I stumbled upon Scratch and Peck, I ordered their Naturally Free Chick starter and I have some happy chicks! Now only if I could get a feed store on the east coast to carry them :)

    5 out of 5

    After a lot of research on the different products available, Scratch & Peck was a “no brainer”. The ingredients, the nutrition … everything is awesome, plus our chickens LOVE IT!!! We use both the starter and the grower, and we have healthy, happy, active chickens. Thank you S & P!

    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I am so happy to have found this company. I have been using the starter for my chicks. The bags have a large amount of powder in with the grain due to the way it’s processed but I just sift it, store it and ferment it as needed, the chicks love it. I love the fact that is GMO free! I wish someone over here would carry it locally. Mailing it bag by bag is costly.

    4 out of 5

    This feed is great! I love that it is soy, corn and gmo free. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the grind is a bit too fine and our girls pick out the big bits and take a long time to eat the powdery part.

    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Ordered this non-soy, GMO free feed for the first time for my new chick babies and they are loving it! Also got the chick grit which they love as well. Will be back for more products. Thank you for providing hug quality food

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