Supplements

Welcome Our New (Adopted!) Flock Members!

2018-04-26T10:16:57+00:00 Chicken 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+00:00 Chicken 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

2017-08-10T16:04:26+00:00 Chicken care, Supplements|8 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

2017-08-29T15:20:35+00:00 Chicken care, Feed information, Poultry Feed, Supplements|1 Comment

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 ...

Say No to Drugs; Say Yes to Clean Feed

2017-08-10T15:56:32+00:00 Animal 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 ...

There’s Something in the Water—Optimizing Hen Health

2017-08-10T15:26:32+00:00 Chicken care, Supplements, Tips and Tricks|26 Comments

If you are looking for ways to provide additional nutrients to your chickens, look no further than your kitchen cupboard. Two inexpensive and simple items that can greatly benefit your flock are raw garlic and organic apple cider vinegar (ACV). Similar to the health benefits that humans gain from garlic and ACV, chickens too can ...