Chicken care

Foothills Farms: Feed Fermenting Fiends!

2017-08-10T17:21:21+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 ...

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 ...

Grow, Grow, Grow Your Flock … with Organic Grower Feed

2017-08-10T17:09:23+00:00 Chicken care, Feed information, Poultry Feed|0 Comments

We’re well into spring, which means that many people are well into raising their chicks. The downy fluff is being replaced by more defined feathers that will help them stay warm as they become more adventurous and roam about to forage. As their bodies grow and change, so do their nutritional needs. This next phase ...

Hatching Education from Day 1

2017-08-10T17:00:00+00:00 Chicken care, Feed information, Organic, Poultry Feed|0 Comments

This spring we have partnered with Mother Earth News to bring attention to how to hatch your own eggs into tiny fluff balls of delight. We started the season with Organic from Day 1 – a campaign about feeding baby chicks and ducklings organic, non-medicated feed from the beginning to ensure optimal health for your ...

Feed ’em Organic from Day 1

2017-08-10T16:57:10+00:00 Chicken care, Natural Remedies, Organic, Poultry Feed, Supplements|0 Comments

Most people generally accept that they have the option to choose organic when it comes to the food on their table. In fact, as more people seek authenticity and trust in the food they buy for their families, sales of organic products continue to grow upwards of 10% year-over-year.  Similarly, the trend for growing or ...

Make a Clean (Feed) Start in 2017

2017-08-10T16:50:10+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Chicken care, Farms and Suppliers, Natural Remedies, Organic|3 Comments

New year, new goals. This year Scratch and Peck Feeds resolves to take a stronger stance on organic outreach, including an even stronger approach to uniting with others to demand a clean food chain from start to finish. Lofty? Nah. Lofty is starting a Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified animal feed company that works directly ...

Cluckin’ Awesome Gift Guide and Giveaways

2017-08-10T16:45:14+00:00 Chicken care|Comments Off on Cluckin’ Awesome Gift Guide and Giveaways

The gift giving season has arrived, but why should people be the only ones enjoying presents? Don’t our chickens and ducks deserve holiday love too? We think so, which is why we’ve rounded up gift ideas that will make chickens, ducks, and their bird-lovin’ owners cluckin’ happy. To help spruce up the holiday spirit even ...

Bugs with a Mission for Better Nutrition

2017-08-10T16:04:26+00:00 Chicken care, Supplements|4 Comments

Black Soldier Fly Larvae. Sounds like something pretty powerful, doesn’t it? Bugs with a mission. And really, that’s how we see these little protein-packed buggers. It’s one of the many reasons we brought them on as part of our Cluckin’ Good Supplements and Treats line. But let’s go back a little bit. When we first ...

Calcium: For the Shell of It

2017-08-10T16:01:21+00:00 Chicken care, Feed information, Poultry Feed, Supplements|0 Comments

We are in the prime laying season for ducks, chickens and game birds, and to ensure they are laying the best eggs possible, a strong shell is needed. An eggshell is approximately 95% calcium carbonate, and a growing egg will draw upon the laying bird to get the calcium it needs. Laying ducks, chickens and ...

Spoil Your Birds – Not Your Feed!

2017-08-17T13:37:34+00:00 Chicken care, Feed information, Poultry Feed, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Hungry chickens and ducks have no trouble raging through a bag of feed. When birds are growing, molting, or simply loving the good life, it may seem you are constantly at the feed store to stock up on feed and treats. The up side of having good eaters is that you don’t have to store ...