Tips and Tricks

Foothills Farms: Feed Fermenting Fiends!

2017-09-19T14:40:49+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 ...

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 ...

There’s Something in the Water—Optimizing Hen Health

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

Feed & Fines – Maximizing Value with Fermented Feed!

2017-09-19T13:20:21+00:00 Chicken care, How To, Poultry Feed, Tips and Tricks|46 Comments

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear is, “Why are there all these fines in your feed and how do I get my chickens to eat it?” This question is important as it identifies one of our core philosophies as a company; we believe that a raw, whole grain feed is nutritionally superior ...

Sprouting – For Feed and Fun!

2017-10-18T12:58:54+00:00 Chicken care, How To, News and Updates, Poultry Feed, Supplements, Tips and Tricks|6 Comments

Each fall as the weather gets colder, free range opportunities become limited and the availability of fresh greens decreases. For domesticated livestock, this time of year means becoming more and more dependent on grain-based prepared feeds. Not only does the overall cost of caring for animals increase over the winter, but many plant sourced nutrients ...

Healthy Hens Love Cluckin’ Good Organic Herbs

2017-09-19T14:44:03+00:00 Chicken care, Poultry Feed, Supplements, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Cluckin' Good Organic Herbs   When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is everything! Just like humans, the dietary requirements for poultry include everything from nutrient dense greens to proteins, from carbohydrates to calcium. For proper nutrition, it’s true what they say - variety is the spice of life! Whether a bird ...

Protein vs. Carbohydrates: When, Why and How

2017-09-19T14:44:14+00:00 Chicken care, Poultry Feed, Supplements, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

With the wide variety of options to choose from, it is no wonder purchasing animal feed can be confusing. Not only are there a range of age specific feeds, but within each type there are choices offered with different ingredients, whole grains or pellets, and other factors based on varying consumer needs. While many selections ...

Grit – Because chickens don’t have teeth!

2017-09-19T14:44:35+00:00 Poultry Feed, Supplements, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

You may have heard the old adage, ‘as rare as hen’s teeth’, and never given it a second thought … but what does that mean? Around 80 million years ago, the great-great ancestor of the chicken we know today stopped producing teeth during development. This may sound like no big deal, but surprisingly, birds are ...

To Be Naturally Free or Not to Be: It Comes Down to Corn

2017-09-19T14:44:43+00:00 Feed information, Non-GMO Project Verified, Poultry Feed, Supplements, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

People always ask us, “What’s the deal with having two poultry feed product lines?” The answer comes down to one ingredient – corn. All products at Scratch and Peck Feeds are Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and soy free. So why offer a Organic Layer with Corn and a line of feeds without corn (Naturally ...