Supplements

Why We Leave Oyster Shell Out of Our Feeds

2018-07-26T11:30:38+00:00Chicken care, Supplements|0 Comments

When a hen is laying, she needs a higher level of calcium in order for her body to produce eggs with strong shells. However, providing a higher quantity of calcium equally among the flock during laying season may lead to problems if all your chickens aren’t laying. That is why we believe it is better ...

Welcome Our New (Adopted!) Flock Members!

2018-04-26T10:16:57+00:00Chicken care, Grow with Us, News and Updates, Supplements|4 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, ...

Feed ’em Organic from Day 1

2018-04-12T12:31:14+00:00Chicken care, Natural Remedies, Organic, Poultry Feed, Supplements|2 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 ...

Bugs with a Mission for Better Nutrition

2018-07-17T13:45:36+00:00Chicken care, Supplements|9 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 opted for them with our Cluckin' Good Grubs. But let’s go back a little bit. When we first started researching ways to supplement ...

Calcium: For the Shell of It

2018-07-12T06:41:16+00:00Chicken care, Feed information, Poultry Feed, Supplements|3 Comments

To ensure your chickens and ducks 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 and chickens are challenged with getting enough calcium to both keep their skeletal ...

Say No to Drugs; Say Yes to Clean Feed

2017-08-10T15:56:32+00:00Animal Feed Regulations, Natural Remedies, Supplements|2 Comments

Something is happening in the agricultural industry, but it’s coming quietly—maybe so nobody will notice. On January 1, 2017, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is restricting the use of antibiotics in animals. This means farmers of food producing animals will need to find alternatives to treating their animals, such as improved housing conditions ...