29 Reviews

Organic Grower Mash

Suitable for:

  • Chicken 8-20 Weeks
  • Duck 4-20 Weeks
Organic Grower Feed is a marvelous mix for young birds and as a great everyday feed for adult flocks with both hens and roosters. Each nutrient-rich ingredient helps support continued growth and a gloriously healthy gloss. Whether you feed dry or fermented, mash feeds work great with trough feeders.

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Organic Wheat, Organic Peas, Organic Barley, Organic Flaxseed Meal, Fish Meal, Ground Limestone, Organic Sunflower Oil, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Black Soldier Fly Larvae Meal, Organic Dehydrated Kelp Meal, Salt, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Organic Vegetable Oil, Hemicellulose Extract, Organic Origanum Oil, Organic Cinnamon Bark Oil, Organic Thyme Oil, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Active Dry Yeast, d-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Selenium Yeast, Organic Wheat Flour, Penicillium Funiculosum Fermentation Product, Copper Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, and Sodium Selenite

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein MIN|17.0%
Crude Fat MIN|3.0%
Crude Fiber MAX|5.5%
Calcium MIN|0.8%
Calcium MAX|1.3%
Phosphorus MIN|0.5%
Salt MIN|0.2%
Salt MAX|0.7%
Ash MAX|7.5%
Lysine MIN|0.8%
Methionine MIN|0.3%

Feed Organic Grower Mash as a complete diet to chickens (8-20 weeks) and ducks (4-20 weeks). Organic Grower Mash can also be fed to mixed flocks of all ages as long as Oyster Shell is provided free choice for eggshell strength.


Additional Notes
  • Keep feeders full.
  • Offer free-choice Grower Grit to support nutrient digestion.
  • Feed dry, moistened, or fermented.
  • Always provide clean, fresh water.
Feed Details
  • 17% Protein
  • Soy & corn free
  • Great for mixed flocks
  • Sustainable grub protein
  • Ferment for beneficial probiotic bacteria
  • Recyclable, compostable packaging
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Organic Grower Mash


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  1. We’ve only ever used Scratch & Peck feeds with our chickens – starter, grower, and layer – with fabulous results. Love that it’s soy and corn free!

    EP (verified owner)

  2. My pullets love the Grower feed. I just wish it had less dust. But I would recommend.

    Sophia Varnava (verified owner)

  3. My 23 chicken and 14 duck just love this food, they won’t touch anything else. Happy to have found Scratch and Peck. I still have some left over from other brands, and tried to mix it with, but my little babies are not dum. If it is mixed they won’t touch. Very happy with the feed, will continue buying for as long as possible …. can’t wait until they reach the 20 weeks mark so I can start using the layer pellets. Thank you

    Cornelia Miculschi (verified owner)

  4. I’ve been feeding Scratch and Peck for a year or so now, and both my chickens and geese are big fans. I ferment batches of feed for the chickens, and they love it. Love that shipping turnaround is so fast too.

    Courtney Ostrem (verified owner)

  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Scratch and Peck. Been a customer for many years. Only feed I purchase for my chicks. I love them so much I have an auto delivery.

    Vicki Short (verified owner)

    • Feeling the LOVE. Thanks Vicki!

      Dawn Urness

  6. “You Are What Your Animals Eat” This S&P statement of fact never struck me with force until I heard a chick selling man at a hardware store near my home in Louisiana make fun of it when I brought in an S&P box to transport a few chicks home. I’d become very conscious 45 years ago (with enlightenment assisted by Psilocybin fruiting bodies) of exactly the truth of that recognition.
    Scratch and Peck provides the hens that lay for us with food I can be comfortable feeding them and eggs I can be comfortable adding to my body.

    Lawrence Koenig

    • Thank you for advocating truth!

      Dawn Urness

    • They sure are picky aren’t they? So glad they hold out for the good stuff! Subscriptions are the best way to make sure your flock had a steady supply. Thanks for the kind words!

      Dawn Urness

  7. Aloha!
    I started feeding my first flock with Scratch and Peck when it was recommended by the breeder I purchased them from. I loved the idea of having organic eggs and also supporting the people who are sticking to organic practices.
    My first experience of running out of Scratch and Peck for my growing chicks was a bummer. I thought I could get away with purchasing something else until the Scratch and Peck arrived. I was so wrong! They refused to eat anything but the Scratch and Peck. They held out for days. I will never make that mistake again.
    Since then I’ve signed up to receive their food every other week so I don’t have to think about it. It has always arrived quickly and easily. That is huge as I live in Hawaii.
    I also love being able to ferment the grain and feed them that way. My Flock loves this food and I love this company and the people that make it so great! Mahalo!!

    Alicia Morrier (verified owner)

  8. I have ducks, and they have ALWAYS eaten Scratch & Peck, starting with Organic Starter. As I have a mixed flock (drakes and hens) they are all on Organic Grower and I just supplement the hens with free-choice Scratch & Peck Oyster Shell. And Grubs – they all really LOVE the grubs. I do have to note that there are times when the ducks seem to go off feed for a while – like they suddenly don’t like it. But then, they will go through a period when they absolutely scarf it down. So I’m not attributing this behavior to the food itself, but rather to the idiosyncratic nature of ducks. LIke some days they all gather around my feet and make it difficult to walk, and the next day I’m the scariest creature they have EVER seen. Regardless, they all laugh at me every time I approach with food….and that all kind of keeps me humble.

    Anne Tearse (verified owner)

  9. Test review.

    Customer Advocate (verified owner)

  10. Sadly my baby chicks (2 months old) will not eat this food.. When put in by itself they leave it and are yelling for food. I tried mixing it with the previous food I was giving which is also Organic from a local Amish feed store – they picked thru it and ate the other and wasted this one. Have no idea why. They do love the grub treats though.

    Prayerview1 (verified owner)

    • Hello, I am so sorry to hear this. I would love to talk with you and see how we might be able to help.
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      Joni Brown (verified owner)

  11. My nine pullets love this feed, When I fill their feed dispenser they get so excited and crowd each other out of the way to get at it. I thank Paradise Poultry here on the Big Island of Hawai’i for recommending this brand. Thanks too for shipping free to Hawai’i!

    Valerie Sadoulet (verified owner)

    • Thank you Valerie. Have a safe Holiday!

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      Joni Brown (verified owner)

  12. My chickens love the feed. It looks like its higher quality than the big name feed producers. I also love that the shipping is so quick. I can’t imagine ever using a different feed. I will definitely continue on the feed progression as the chickens get older

    Lisa McLand (verified owner)

  13. My chickens love this feed. When I first introduced it, they picked through the left over crumbles I mixed in, looking for the grains. To get them to eat the fines, I moisten it. They’re fed 3 times a day, usually: morning, afternoon, and a just-before-bed meal, which I do not moisten. Whatever is left of that becomes part of breakfast the next day.
    Luckily, I do not have many girls, so I feed in a plain raised bowl, and take it in at night. I can see how a gravity feeder (or anything not emptied every day) would be difficult to feed this in.

    Barbara Gavey (verified owner)

    • Thanks for sharing your comments with us Barbara. It sounds like your little flock has you well-trained. When the girls are ready for stage three feeding, we suggest trying our new Organic Layer Pellets + Grub protein. This new pelleted formula offers the same great important nutrition as our Naturally Free Organic Layer 16% with the added benefit of grub protein. Our pellets work well in a gravity feeder and there is no leaving the fines behind. Please keep us posted on how it’s going!

      Sandra Benton

  14. Our chickens love this feed. I soak some overnight in a mason jar and then put it in a heavy rubber feed bowl as their morning treat. They eat all of it by late morning. Then they will eat the pelletized feed in the treadle feeders, but only after all of the Scratch and Peck is gone.
    Soaking it gets them to eat the fines as well.

    Jon Van Kuiken (verified owner)

  15. I haven’t tried other feeds for comparison, but our five ducks are happy to eat this. They’re healthy and laying well.

    The fines discussed in other reviews do become a bit of an issue when we’re using a gravity-fed automatic feeder. The exposed “face” of the feed in the bottom of the feeder becomes dominated by fines eventually, and the ducks have to work more to get the grains they like. I think they eat less when that happens, so we try to just manually mix things up every so often and keep the grain flowing well.

    Jason Neuswanger (verified owner)

    • Thank you Jason. Gravity feeders are great for pellets but not so great for the whole grain feeds with the vitamin & mineral mix. Manually mixing them up one in a while is a good idea. We learn much from our customers and their commitment to feed a healthy diet.
      Customer Advocate

      Joni Brown (verified owner)

  16. My flock loves this feed, and I feel great about giving it to them knowing what is actually in it. I also ferment their feed so they get the max benefits. So grateful I found you through The President of Chickenlandia!

    Rhiannon Cramm (verified owner)

    • Thank you for the review and feedback on our products, Rhiannon. We look forward to seeing pics of your flock enjoy their fermented feed.

      Sandra Benton

  17. My girls love this, and I only wish I had found it sooner and could have started giving the S&P feed from hatch! The girls gobble this up and I feel so good about feeing them something that acutally looks like food. As some reviewers have said, the food does tend to settle, and I use a PVC gravity feeder (which isnt recommended) but I don’t want to change that out bc it keeps my coop much cleaner and frees up a lot of space. To combat the leftover “fines” I mix it back into the feed when I go to refill, or add it to a treat of yogurt. It is no extra trouble and the girls go crazy for it, and I use it to bribe them to sit on my lap 😉 I would much rather do those few extra steps than go back to a processed feed. I am going to start fermenting as well and give that to the girls as a “treat” every few days, which will also help with the fine particles that are left over. Maybe for those who have picky ladies could throw what they dont eat in some yogurt and see if that may motivate them and then there will be no waste! Through reading reviews here, I know how nutritious the fines are, so I want to make sure my girls are getting them into their diet. Not to mention I feel great ordering from this company and giving them my support. Thank you S&P!


  18. Love this chicken feed, and my girls look great! Only thing, they will not eat the little yellow pieces (peas?) in the Naturally Free Grower Feed.

    Laura (verified owner)

    • Hi Laura,

      Just like us, chickens can be picky. Your girls do need to eat the peas as they offer a lot of protein. A couple of options that may work are to feed a little less than one day’s ration in the morning and only give more once everything is eaten or try fermenting. Fermenting binds everything together and makes it harder for the hens to pick through and only eat their favorite grains.

      Emmy Hage

  19. Hello,
    I just bought this feed for my chickens and I’m in the process of transitioning them to it. So far, so good. I am having trouble finding a feeder. You suggest not using a gravity feeder, but I have yet to find a good trough feeder that will minimize waste and not tip over. Do you have any recommendations?
    Thank you!

    Cynthia (verified owner)

    • Hi Cynthia — some people just use pie pans or a container of the sort when they feed their flock. Because our feeds are whole grains, containers that are fairly open and cannot get clogged are ideal.

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  20. I started feeding this food recently and my girls just love it. I recently purchased some 11 week old pullets and they love it too. My chickens love everything that comes from Scratch and Peck. Yes, there is some powdered grain but my girls eat it. If your birds don’t eat it, consider fermenting or mixing it with something like oatmeal which is very healthy for your birds. You can also make a seed wreath (like Suet cakes) and blend in the grain powders with it. None of it will go to waste and your girls will love the different ideas that you come up with to feed them and relieve boredom at the same time. Very nice quality food and I highly recommend it.

    Denise Sherrill

  21. I use this as a treat on a daily basis (being quite happy that there is no concern about over feeding it). They may not always come running for sunflowers seeds or worms, but they think this feed is the best stuff ever!


  22. I have been buying this organic whole grain grower feed for almost 2 years now. My guineas enjoy fermented feed so that’s how I offer it. The problem I have with this feed is my birds do not like and will NOT eat the barley, AND as another reviewer mentioned… there is a lot of barley in this feed. I would say I toss out about 20% every day. I truly wish that Scratch and Peck offered a barley free formula because I do think this is one of the best quality poultry feeds out there and that’s why I keep buying. If it were not for the big waste I’d give this a solid 5 stars.

    Pat M

  23. My chickens love this feed. They run over to us and follow us to the feeding area when we bring out their food. It’s truly amazing how much they love this food.

    For whatever reason, a feed store employee convinced me to try another brand. I didn’t realize it was pellets until I opened it. I was so disgusted. I put it out for the chicken, and after 4 days of them not eating, I ordered another bag of Scratch N Peck. They love it! That’s all they will eat! I am happy with the tasty eggs I have been getting.

    Truly a great product, thank-you! 🙂


    • Thank you so much for these kind words, Becky! Give you gals some love from us, and enjoy those tasty eggs!

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  24. My chickens love it, it’s super healthy, but why all the powder?? The powder creates A LOT of waste as the chickens avoid the powder and pick out the grains. Would be 5 stars if there wasn’t so much powder/waste as this feed is expensive. I’ve been ordering for a few months, but am getting frustrated with the waste and will be looking elsewhere or making my own blend as the feed just isn’t lasting long at all, and we only have 5 chickens.

    Derek Plichta (verified owner)

    • Hi Derek, those are the fines that occur because we do not pelletize our feeds. The fines from the grains may settle to the bottom of bags during transport, so we recommend stirring the feed before giving it to your flock. We also recommend fermenting our feeds to incorporate those fines because the fines have beneficial nutrients. You can find info and instructions on fermenting feed here: https://www.scratchandpeck.com/feed-and-fines-maximizing-the-value-with-fermented-feed/. You can also collect the fines and mix them with a small amount of plain yogurt or oatmeal. Fermenting feeds, though, requires less feed per serving because the grains expand during the fermenting process. Hope that helps!

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  25. I went to just about every feed store within a 25 mile radius (which is several) and even if you can purchase organic non-gmo, it has soy and corn. So happy I found this feed. Just wish you were available locally. Due to my inevitable procrastinating on ordering, I usually end up having to supplement my girls with store bough crumble/pellets (ugh!) Love this feed. Love your new video!

    Kathy K

    • Thank you for this kind review, Kathy … procrastination or not!

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  26. Love this feed! I’m very educated about nutrition and I am so impressed with the ingredients in this feed. That would mean nothing if the chickens didn’t like it, but they LOVE IT! I feed some dry and some fermented. I’m sure this ferments so easily because of the probiotics and probiotic yeast. Plus the shipping is super fast.

    Celeste Holstein

  27. Our eggs taste great since we starTed feeding this to our girls, but… they just don’t like the barley. And there’s a lot of barley, both in this feed and in the scratch. That isn’t to say this isn’t good feed, and if your ladies like barley they’re going to love it! Mine just… don’t.


  28. I feed this to my ducklings and they love it! I just wish there was somewhere in CT I could purchase it.


    • Hi Rachel,

      If there isn’t a feed store near you that carries our feed, you may want to consider seeing if Azure Standard has any drop points near you. They distribute our feed and we love them: https://www.azurestandard.com/.

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  29. I am new to chickens and searched for a non-GMO, organic, healthy feed for quite some time. I happened upon Scratch and Peck and ordered two bags. My seven hens are shiny, bright-eyed and love this food! They go nuts when they see me coming out with the bag. I’m looking forward to continuing them on Layer once they hit their 18 week mark.