2 Reviews

Organic Starter Crumbles

Suitable for:

  • Chicken 0-8 Weeks
  • Duck 0-4 Weeks
Organic Starter Crumbles are a great, fuss-free choice for feeding baby chicks and ducklings. With every peck you can rest assured your littles are getting all the nutrients they need to develop strong muscles, healthy bones, and perfectly fluffy feathers.

Why does my chick need starter feed?

Can I ferment the crumbles?

What is grub protein?

What supplements should I give my chicks with their Starter Feed?

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Organic Wheat, Organic Peas, Organic Flaxseed Meal, Fish Meal, Black Soldier Fly Larvae Meal, Ground Limestone, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, 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|21.0%
Crude Fat MIN|3.5%
Crude Fiber MAX|5.5%
Calcium MIN|0.9%
Calcium MAX|1.4%
Phosphorus MIN|0.6%
Salt MIN|0.2%
Salt MAX|0.7%
Ash MAX|7.5%
Lysine MIN|1.0%
Methionine MIN|0.4%
Protein from NPN MAX|0.1%

Feed Organic Starter Crumbles as a complete diet to chicks (0-8 weeks) and ducklings (0-4 weeks).


Additional Notes
  • Keep feeders full.
  • Offer free-choice Starter Grit to support nutrient digestion.
  • Always provide clean, fresh water.
Feed Details
  • 20.5% protein
  • Soy & corn free
  • Non-medicated
  • Sustainable grub protein
  • Recyclable, compostable packaging
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Organic Starter Crumbles


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  1. I bought this in addition to the original starter feed from S&P. I like this one because it prevents my chicks from picking out the tidbits they like best and ignoring the rest, however with this batch of chicks I offered this feed in addition to the original S&P starter feed and the chicks primarily chose the original formula, I’m guessing cause they got used to picking out their favorite bits and still preferred that. I think with my next batch I will start them exclusively on this formula so I can better ensure they are getting all that they need. I had tried to ferment the original feed but my chicks wouldn’t eat it fermented (again, could be because I offered it after they had already gotten used to the original dry). So eventually I just mixed both S&P starter formulas and the chicks seemed to eat most of it all, with the usual amount of food waste shenanigans chicks are notorious for, which is why I really want to ferment it all next time.

    Couple questions for the manufacturer,
    1. Is it possible to ferment this feed the same as the original, would it be OK or advisable to ferment them together mixed?
    2. I know it says its a complete feed for ducks but all duck people recommend adding in extra niacin to chick starter when feeding ducks because apparently most chick starters don’t have adequate niacin levels for ducks and geese, would this feed be different in that regard and actually be complete for ducks and not require adding in additional niacin? How about the original S&P formula?

    Overall the quality seems good, yes its very pricey, but I understand the costs to produce an organic, non GMO, and local product up to these standards and I am willing to pay more for that hands down over anything else on the market to ensure my birds get off to a healthy start and remain that way.

    Thank you Scratch and Peck for being a company that shares my values around sustainable, local, organic, Non GMO, and regenerative agriculture! Quite a rarity in this world and I am so grateful you are local to me in Washington!

    Mary-Ashley Medeiros

    • Great questions Mary-Ashley! Here are some answers we hope will help you in your flocks journey:

      1. Fermenting Crumbles? While fermenting our Whole Grain feed is an excellent way to ensure your flock eats every nutritious bite, typically attempting to ferment the Crumbles ends up in a mushy mess. The Crumbles are our way of providing the same whole nutrition as our Whole Grain feed in a single ‘peck’ with the simplified convenience of not needing to ferment.

      2. Ducks Ducks Ducks – Our feed has been carefully evaluated and balanced by a nutritionist to meet the dietary needs of both chickens and ducks. The niacin levels in all of our chicken feeds (including starter) make it suitable to feed to ducks. Ducks require 50-60mg ppm of Niacin, our feed contains 61.6mg ppm. Pay attention to when you should transition from Starter to Grower – for ducklings this is at 5 weeks of age. They will stay on Grower until 20 weeks. This would be the same for both our Whole Grain feed format (original Scratch and Peck) or the Crumbles.

      Thanks for all the kind words as well!

      Dawn Urness

  2. My chicks like this crumble. I prefer it over the old starter, which tended to give them pasty butt- even though they love the old one more. Part of me feels that the grub craze is overdone and I should be growing my own grubs for free, not paying for them, but I think a crumble/pellet feed is good. Also, to be honest, I will not be able to continue with this feed as my chicks get older. It is simply too expensive.