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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 ...

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 ...

The Good, the Bad, and the Glyphosate

2017-09-19T14:28:05+00:00 Animal 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 ...

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 ...

Why the Heck Should We Care about Hexane?

2017-09-19T14:11:35+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Feed information, Poultry Feed|6 Comments

Organic, non-GMO flax crumble Whole, raw grain feed with a hint of toxic chemicals. Sound like the breakfast of champions you want for your animals? Yeah, doesn’t sound like it to us either. The foundation of Scratch and Peck Feeds is based on providing organic, non-GMO feeds and treats. How could chemicals be ...

Calcium: For the Shell of It

2017-08-29T15:20:35+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 ...

When It Comes to Animal Feed, Keep It Simple

2017-09-19T13:53:10+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Feed information, Poultry Feed|0 Comments

Perhaps you’ve heard someone cleverly say, “Eat organic food.  Or as your grandparents called it, ‘food’.” We love that tongue-in-cheek way of saying that organic farming and food production used to simply be the way food was produced—without chemicals and excessive processing. It’s a simplicity that we are striving to bring back to the animal ...

Spoil Your Birds – Not Your Feed!

2017-08-30T09:52:08+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 ...

Going Beyond the Labels

2017-09-19T14:43:35+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Feed information, Poultry Feed|0 Comments

In 2009, Diana Ambauen-Meade, tired of not being able to find the high quality feed her chickens deserved, decided to take matters into her own hands. She borrowed a cement mixer, gathered an array of whole grains, and made a batch of chicken feed in her backyard. That batch sparked what has now become Scratch ...