Naturally Free Organic Grower is a Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Organic product for laying birds. We use a blend of organic whole grains grown in the Pacific Northwest. While all of our products are soy free, our Naturally Free poultry feed line is both soy free and corn free.
At 8 weeks of age, your chicks’ growth rate will start to slow and they will be big enough to consume whole grains. This is the perfect time to begin transitioning your chickens to our Naturally Free Organic Grower. Don’t worry about any left over Naturally Free Organic Starter; you can mix the two feeds together.
Naturally Free Organic Grower contains a similar mixture of organic ingredients to the Naturally Free Organic Starter feed but it contains less protein and the grains are left in their whole, natural state. We leave the grains whole because oxidation begins once a grain is cracked. Oxidation slowly diminishes nutritional value as the oil in the grain starts to turn rancid which shortens the shelf life and palatability of the grain.
Naturally Free Organic Starter Feed should be used from day 1 until approximately 8 weeks of age for laying birds. Broilers are recommended to switch at 4 weeks to the Organic Broiler with Corn. Be sure to offer Cluckin’ Good Chick Grit in their brooder as free choice or scattered in the bedding. Chick Grit is necessary for optimal gizzard development to aid in digestion and maximum nutrient absorption of the whole grains.
Please offer plenty of fresh water not directly next to starter feed to prevent “beak clumping”.
Some chicks may need to be shown how to eat and drink. To teach your chicks how to drink, carefully dip their beaks in water. Do the same with their starter feed so they can learn what food is.
Add Cluckin’ Good Chick Grit to their feed by sprinkling a little bit on top. Grit stays in the chick’s gizzard and helps them digest their food.
Ducklings can also eat Naturally Free Organic Starter! As ducklings mature at a different rate than chicks, we do recommend a slightly adjusted feeding schedule.
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.