Animal Feed Regulations

Why We Go Medicated-Free with Our Feeds

2018-03-01T12:07:56+00:00Animal Feed Regulations, Chicken care, Poultry Feed|2 Comments

Occasionally we are asked if our Naturally Free Organic Starter contains medication, and the answer is a solid no. We believe a healthy diet and a clean environment are the most important things for a birds’ health. Here's some backstory on why some starter feeds do contain medication. Cocci – the protozoan that cause Coccidiosis ...

No Dirty Birds — Go Organic from Day 1

2018-02-13T09:53:49+00:00Animal Feed Regulations, Chicken care, Organic, Poultry Feed|2 Comments

Last month, a farmer in Oregon who uses our poultry feed for his meat birds contacted us to tell us a quick story. He had recently taken his birds to be processed. When the processor looked at the birds, he asked, “What do you feed your birds?” The farmer said, “Scratch and Peck Feeds. Why?” ...

Feed Is Our Craft

2018-05-15T14:27:43+00:00Animal Feed Regulations, Farms and Suppliers, Poultry Feed|8 Comments

If you plant a garden every year, you know that no two seasons are alike, that no two plants are alike, that not even two vegetables from the same plant are alike. Even when we are meticulous in our methods of rotating the soil, planting the seeds, watering and tending to the plants, the harvest ...

What Does the Food Safety Modernization Act Mean for Us?

2017-10-31T07:29:00+00:00Animal Feed Regulations, Certifications|1 Comment

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 ...

Why We Believe in Animal Welfare Approved

2017-08-10T17:29:46+00:00Animal Feed Regulations, Certifications, Farms and Suppliers|2 Comments

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 ...

The Good, the Bad, and the Glyphosate

2017-09-19T14:28:05+00:00Animal Feed Regulations, Farms and Suppliers, Feed information|3 Comments

It’s no secret that we are exposed to an unknown combination of chemicals every day through the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the products we use. Did you know that chemicals also sneak into the food we eat? If you have tuned into the clean food movement, chances are you’ve heard of ...