Lindsey McGuirk

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What Does the Food Safety Modernization Act Mean for Us?

2017-10-31T07:29:00+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Certifications|0 Comments

If you were to pronounce the acronym ‘FSMA’ aloud, the reaction you’d likely get is “Gesundheit!” After all, "FSMA" sounds like an involuntary outburst.  Spelled out, however, FSMA – the Food Safety Modernization Act – is wonderful new legislation to be embraced! What is the FSMA? In short, it’s the most sweeping reform to our ...

10 Things Learned from Our Farmers

2017-11-08T10:14:50+00:00 Farms and Suppliers|2 Comments

Throughout the years, Diana has taken away a multitude of wisdom from her conversations with farmers, and learns more every time she meets with one. As a company essentially built on agriculture, we wanted to know what her top takeaways have been from farmers. So, in perfect Diana style, she was happy to rattle off the Top 10 Things Learned from Our Farmers, in her own words. Enjoy!

Introducing Our Cluckin’ Good Sprout-Ferment Starter Kit

2017-10-02T10:25:19+00:00 Chicken care, Feed information|0 Comments

Cock-a-doodle-doo we’ve got great news for you! We are ecstatic to launch our new Cluckin’ Good Sprout-Ferment Starter Kit! This kit is intended to help those with any sized flock try their hand at optimizing their feed and through fermentation and sprouting on a smaller scale. Why this is so cluckin’ exciting? Well, sprouting can ...

Organic Animal Feed by Any Other Name

2017-09-05T10:42:38+00:00 News and Updates|0 Comments

As Shakespeare once wrote, “A bag of Scratch and Peck feed by any other name would be just as nutritious.” Or something like that. Point being, we’ve decided to take the leap and change the names of some of our products to more accurately reflect their merits. We want to ensure that the value and ...

Why We Believe in Animal Welfare Approved

2017-08-10T17:29:46+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Certifications, Farms and Suppliers|1 Comment

All decisions made at Scratch and Peck are with the passion of improving the planet and the lives of our fellow living creatures. One of the ways we demonstrate that commitment is through third party certifications. Among our numerous certifications that we have achieved is that our products are Animal Welfare Approved. Animal Welfare Approved ...

How Scratch and Peck’s Branding Evolved

2017-08-10T17:27:05+00:00 News and Updates|0 Comments

As you shop for our products on our website or at your favorite local feed store, you may notice a shift in the look of our packaging. We have spent the last year refining our branding, talking with customers and retailers, and asking ourselves, “How is Scratch and Peck Feeds best represented visually?” Perhaps it ...

Foothills Farms: Feed Fermenting Fiends!

2017-09-19T14:40:49+00:00 Chicken care, Farms and Suppliers, Organic, Tips and Tricks|9 Comments

We talk a lot about our feeds—go figure! From the inputs, to its attributes, to its accreditations, but what about our feed in action? Our recent facility move has put us even closer to many agricultural producers in Washington, and we are now fortunate enough to be next door neighbors with Matt Steinman, the MacGyver ...

Taking Local to a New Level with Our New Facility

2017-09-19T14:33:49+00:00 News and Updates, Organic|0 Comments

The wide open space allows room for driving the forklifts safely through the warehouse. Located just down the road from our original location in Bellingham, WA, we've now found a new home for our growing business in Burlington, WA. This comes after a three-year search for the perfect facility that would meet the ...

Chicken Doo-Doo Driving You Cuckoo? Try DooKashi.

2017-08-10T17:11:56+00:00 Chicken care, Natural Remedies, Non-GMO Project Verified, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

We love DooKashi. Never did we think that we would be so enamored by a company whose focus is eliminating animal poo odors, but what can we say, they’re doing it right! It’s why we’re so excited to now offer their DooKashi Poultry Brooder & Coop Deodorizer through our website. This awesome deodorizer will rid ...