Chicken care

Welcome Our New (Adopted!) Flock Members!

2018-04-26T10:16:57+00:00 Chicken care, Grow with Us, News and Updates, Supplements|0 Comments

Delightful Daphne Did you know that April 30th is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day? In honor of this magnanimous day, we are excited to introduce you to the two newest members of the Scratch and Peck Flock — Lennon and Daphne! The valiant and loving Lennon A few months ago, ...

Optimizing Scratch and Peck Feeds for Your Animals

2018-04-24T07:10:13+00:00 Chicken care, Feed information, Poultry Feed, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

We provide guidelines to help you optimize our feeds, treats, and supplements for your animals. Many factors can affect using animal feeds, including breed, age, and quantity of animals. Even climate (think heat and humidity in Georgia vs. cold and snow in Alaska) and finicky animals (just like humans!) can impact feed usage. But in ...

Gardening: Fresh Veggies for You and Your Chickens

2018-04-03T09:32:13+00:00 Chicken care, Grow with Us, Organic|0 Comments

Even chickens love the kale craze! While you’re tending to your organic garden, and reaping all the rewards that come from it, keep your chickens in mind. As you revel in homemade pesto from your fresh basil or a delicious pasta sauce from your homegrown tomatoes, remember that your chickens will also enjoy ...

Why We Go Medicated-Free with Our Feeds

2018-03-01T12:07:56+00:00 Animal 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+00:00 Animal 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?” ...

The Unexpected Sources of Gratitude

2018-01-02T12:20:21+00:00 Chicken care|2 Comments

Gratitude often comes to us in ways we don’t anticipate – the kindness of strangers, the unsolicited help of another person, an endeavor that we couldn’t ever foresee how much good it would bring to our lives. At Scratch and Peck, gratitude pops up when a coworker steps in to help solve an elusive mechanical ...