Naturally Free Organic Grower Feed

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A special blend of cracked organic grains, organic flax meal, and select vitamins and minerals best for pullets and cockerels 9-20 weeks and ducklings 5-20 weeks. Naturally free of corn and soy, our grower feed is formulated with nutrient-rich ingredients to support the health and wellness of your flock.

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Product Description

Naturally Free Organic Grower Feed for Chickens and Ducks is a Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified product. While all of our products are soy-free, this product is both soy-free and corn-free.

Scratch and Peck Feeds are a special blend of cracked organic grains, organic flax meal, and select vitamins and minerals sourced from North American farms. Similar to Naturally Free Organic Starter, our Naturally Free Organic Grower Feed for Chickens and Ducks contains an optimum level of protein for Stage Two feeding.

This Stage Two feed provides pullets and cockerels (female and male teenage chickens) 9-20 weeks and ducklings ages 5 to 20 weeks with enough nutrient-rich formulation to continue their journey toward becoming layers or meat birds.  Meat birds move to Naturally Free Organic Grower Feed With Corn at four weeks.

A nutritionally complete premium diet combined with fresh water, a clean coop and nesting environment, and plenty of fresh air, sunshine, and room to roam is among the most important considerations for your flock’s longterm wellbeing.

Practicing Flock Management Best Practices will give your flock the best chance for a long and healthy, happy life. During Stage Two we recommend pairing Naturally Free Organic Grower with Cluckin’ Good Grower Grit through 20 weeks of age before transitioning your flock to Naturally Free Organic Layer Feed 16% for Chickens and Ducks and Cluckin’ Good Layer Grit. And, for all stages, consider adding Cluckin’ Good Organic Herbs.

Visit our Learning Center and check out our Helpful Guides and information about feeding your birds.

Scratch and Peck Feeds thoughtfully sources nutritious whole grains and beneficial ingredients from trusted North American farmers. We produce Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, soy-free premium animal feeds, supplements, and treats for chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, sheep, and pigs.

Certified Organic | Non-GMO Project Verified | Soy-Free | Premium Animal Feeds



At 8 weeks you can begin to transition your growing birds to our Naturally Free Organic Grower from their starter ration as they have developed to a point where they can handle the larger whole grains. Refill feeders only after all feed has been consumed (til they “clean up their plates”). Trough feeders provide the best access to our whole grain feeds.

Be sure to continue offering grit – we provide Cluckin’ Good Grower Grit, which is the appropriate size for birds who are not yet full grown. You can continue to feed our Naturally Free Organic Starter and combine with Grower if you still have some left. They should be large enough now to be outdoors and starting to get accustomed to sleeping in their coop.

Feel free to begin offering Organic 3-Grain Scratch or Organic Scratch n’ Corn by tossing around their run to promote foraging (scratching and pecking) or use as a training tool to come when they are called!

You can also boost the nutrients by fermenting your flock’s feed. Browse our Helpful Guides for more resources on how to use our feeds to optimize your flock’s health.

Organic Wheat, Organic Barley, Organic Peas, Organic Flaxseed Meal, Fish Meal, Ground Limestone, Organic Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin and Mineral Pre-Mix

Can I feed this to my ducks?
Yes! Our Naturally Free Organic Grower can be fed to ducks.
Why can’t I start feeding my bird Layer feed yet?
Layer feeds contain calcium which can build up in the kidneys causing developmental problems in growing birds as they are not yet using calcium to form shells.
I have some ladies already laying; which feed should I put out for the whole flock?
Check out our post on Feeding a Mixed Flock. Offer supplemental Oyster Shell for your hens currently laying but select the feed appropriate for growing birds.
Does this feed have corn?
Nope. Our Naturally Free line of products does not contain any corn in addition to also being soy free.
What is the shelf life of Naturally Free Organic Grower?
Unlike many pelletized feeds, our feeds are whole grain and contain no preservatives. We recommend a 9-month shelf-life.

20 reviews for Naturally Free Organic Grower Feed

  1. Prayerview1 (verified owner)

    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.

    • Joni Brown (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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  2. Valerie Sadoulet (verified owner)

    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!

    • Joni Brown (verified owner)

      Thank you Valerie. Have a safe Holiday!

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  3. Lisa McLand (verified owner)

    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

  4. Barbara Gavey (verified owner)

    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.

    • Sandra Benton

      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!

  5. Jon Van Kuiken (verified owner)

    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.

  6. Jason Neuswanger (verified owner)

    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.

    • Joni Brown (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.
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  7. Rhiannon Cramm (verified owner)

    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!

    • Sandra Benton

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

  8. kellykrajeck

    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!

  9. Laura (verified owner)

    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.

    • Emmy Hage

      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.

  10. Cynthia

    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!

    • Scratch and Peck Feeds

      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.

  11. Denise Sherrill (verified owner)

    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.

  12. Traci (verified owner)

    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!

  13. Pat M (verified owner)

    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.

  14. Becky (verified owner)

    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! 🙂

    • Scratch and Peck Feeds

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

  15. Derek Plichta (verified owner)

    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.

    • Scratch and Peck Feeds

      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: 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!

  16. Kathy K

    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!

    • Scratch and Peck Feeds

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

  17. Celeste Holstein (verified owner)

    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.

  18. Jnaumowicz

    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.

  19. Rachel (verified owner)

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

    • Scratch and Peck Feeds

      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:

  20. mtice22 (verified owner)

    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.

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