Optimizing Scratch and Peck Feeds for Your Animals

Optimizing Scratch and Peck Feeds for Your Animals

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 general, below are the recommendations we offer for our raw, whole grains and feeds.

Because our feeds are minimally processed, the smaller fines and ingredients may shift to the bottom of bags during transit because they’re not incorporated into pellets or mash. Those ingredients contain additional nutrients, so mix and scoop from the bottom of the bag to serve up that goodness at each feeding. You can also ferment our feeds to give even more of a nutrient boost to your animals!

For more specific information about all of our products, visit the individual product pages.

Scratch and Peck Feeds Feeding Guide

4 Comments

  1. LOURDES May 29, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    WHAT TYPE OF FEEDER DO YOU USE FOR FERMENTED FOOD FOR CHICKS? IF I USE AN OPEN DISH THEY END UP STANDING IN IT!

  2. Joyce June 23, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

    We just got our 4 one month old gals last Wednesday. I had started fermenting your feed on the Sunday before. Once they got settled in, I gave them the feed and they seemed to turn up their little beaks. I was so discouraged as I believe in the benefits of fermenting. So, day 2 I decided to add a sprinkling of dried mealy worms to at least get them pecking at the feed. On day 3 I did the same thing with the mealy worms. This morning… day 4, I did NOT add any mealy worms but they gobbled up the feed. I just needed to be patient as this clearly was different for them.

    I do have a question about the chick feed. I think I ‘over bought’. Being a newbie, I over-estimated the amount I would need for them for the next 4 weeks (I didn’t want to run out.) So, I will be ordering the grower feed next to start at 8 weeks. Can I mix in some of the chick feed to at least get it used up at some point? Or should I just use it for our wild birds in their feeders?

    Thank you in advance for your opinion.

    • Emmy Hage June 26, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      Hi Joyce,

      You can mix up to 10% of the starter feed into the grower feed to use up your extra strater.

      Have a great day!
      Scratch and Peck Feed

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