Naturally Free Organic Layer Pellets + Grub Protein

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NEW! Naturally Free Organic Layer Pellets + Grub Protein is a nutritious, convenient, and sustainable feed for laying chickens and ducks. Expertly formulated with organic whole grains, grub protein, and essential vitamins and minerals guaranteeing your flock receives optimal nutritional benefits. Naturally Free Organic Layer Pellets + Grub Protein is simple to feed, easily digestible, and complete quality nutrition for your laying flock – zero fuss, zero fillers, real ingredients.

This Stage Three feed is appropriate for laying chickens and ducks at 20 weeks of age or when laying begins. The higher levels of calcium help to produce stronger eggshells.

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This feed is suitable for laying chickens and ducks.


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NEW! Scratch and Peck Feeds Naturally Free Organic Layer Pellets + Grub Protein is a nutritious, convenient, and sustainable feed for laying chickens and ducks.

 

Expertly formulated with organic whole grains, grub protein, and essential vitamins and minerals guaranteeing your flock receives optimal nutritional benefits. Naturally Free Organic Layer Pellets + Grub Protein is simple to feed, easily digestible, and complete quality nutrition for your laying flock – zero fuss, zero fillers, real ingredients.

GRUBS | THE FUTURE OF FEED

As the need for sustainably produced food increases, insects play a vital role in providing protein-rich nutrients that minimize environmental impact. Grubs (Black Soldier Fly Hermetia illucens) are raised on pre-consumer food waste which would otherwise end up in landfills, then turned into powerhouse nutrition for your flock.

Tasty and nutritious, our grubs are 100% natural, have up to 40% protein, and are rich in calcium, vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids. Formulating feed with grub protein supplies your flock with a nutritional experience you can feel good about.

By purchasing this bag of feed you will save 16.4 lbs of food waste from entering a landfill. That’s the weight of 120 eggs!

A FORCE FOR THE GREATER GOOD

A woman-owned Certified B Corp, Scratch and Peck Feeds is the first animal feed manufacturer to receive Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified certifications.

Our commitment to sourcing only the best organically grown grains and nutritious ingredients from North American family farmers has been our focus from day one. As advocates for sustainability, we stand with the agricultural community, working together to find solutions that support the health of our planet, people, and animals.

We invite you to join us as we positively evolve the future of the food industry.

 


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

Organic Layer Pellets + Grub Protein

Feed free choice as a complete diet at 20 weeks of age or when laying begins.

On average expect to feed ¼ lb of feed per bird per day.

Introduce new feed gradually.

Always offer plenty of clean fresh water.

Offer free-choice Cluckin’ Good Layer Grit to aid in the digestion of nutrients.

Offer free-choice Cluckin’ Good Oyster Shell for extra calcium to ensure strong eggshells.

Remember, feed is perishable! Store in a dry, well-ventilated area.

Browse our Helpful Guides for more resources on how to use our feeds to optimize your flock’s health.

Scratch and Peck Feeds Naturally Free Organic Layer Pellets + Grub Protein are formulated with organic wheat, organic peas, ground limestone, organic flaxseed meal, black soldier fly grubs, organic barley, organic sunflower oil, vitamins, and mineral premix.

What is Grub Protein?
Our GRUB Protein is simply our GRUBS, whole black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens).

Do I still need to feed grit?
Yes, grit is a required feeding supplement, no matter the feed form! Cluckin’ Good Poultry Grit is necessary for the healthy development of a chicken’s gizzard. The gizzard aids in digestion and allows for a maximum nutrient benefit from their feed. Grit is made up of insoluble crushed quartzite or granite, grit remains in the bird’s gizzard to help with digestion. Grit is an essential part of your bird’s diet and should always be provided.

Do I still need to feed oyster shell?
Yes. Cluckin’ Good Oyster Shell is an excellent source of calcium to increase egg shell strength for laying poultry. Our feeds are formulated with added calcium however different birds (just like people and their vitamins), may require higher levels of calcium. Oyster shell is not a substitute for grit.

Can I ferment my pellets?
Fermentation is only recommended for our whole grain feeds.

Which is more nutritious – pellets or whole grains?
Both formulations contain the same high-quality ingredients to meet the nutritional requirements for laying chickens and ducks. The only difference is the form – pellets with added grub protein versus whole grain. Leave it up to your flock to decide which they prefer!

5 reviews for Naturally Free Organic Layer Pellets + Grub Protein

  1. Joni Brown

    Hi Sarah,
    Please feel free to reach out again. We stand behind our products, if you are looking for a refund. Because of our certifications we do not usually take returns. As I did mention to you, my Bantams have no issues with the pellets.
    Thank you, Scratch and Peck Feeds

  2. Nicole Ballantyne (verified owner)

    Hens won’t eat it. I feel like the pellets are too large for birds? Won’t be ordering again.

  3. howdysarah (verified owner)

    I’m sure this is a great feed, but my chickens will not eat it. They were desperate and ate some of the smaller pellets, but left the bigger pellets. I was assured by customer service that bantams could eat it, but again, with my large birds eating the small pieces only, there wasn’t many left for the bantams. I broke some of the large pellets in half and thirds for the bantams. I called customer service two different times and although I’ve been a very loyal customer for many years buying the whole grain feed, they wouldn’t refund or allow me to return. Their only advice was to not give the chickens any other food or treats and eventually they would eat it. What a waste of $70. Not trying to speak ill, just wanted to let my experience be known.

  4. Joni Brown

    Thank you Barbara. I feel like doing a cartwheel when I read these comments.
    Scratch and Peck is an amazing company with amazing products.
    We are very happy that our customers love the pellets and our signature feeds.
    Customer Advocate

  5. Joni Brown

    YAY!!! Thank you for writing in. Producing a pellet was not an easy decision for us. It started with a poll to our customers a couple years ago, what do you love about us? What do you wish for? Our founder gave us the okay on researching and producing a pellet if met her/our standards. We are very pleased with it. Remember BIRDs are naturally suspicious- but they will adjust.
    Customer Service Advocate

  6. Molly Lucas (verified owner)

    It took my ladies a few weeks to get used to the pellets, but they eventually did when they realized that it was all there was to eat. I am so happy with this product because I know they are getting a quality feed without the waste we had when they were eating the whole grain feed. I also know they are getting the full nutrition they need instead of only eating the parts they liked out of the whole grain feed and possible missing out on some important nutrients. Thank you!

  7. barbara granger (verified owner)

    I love this feed for a couple of reasons: When I used to purchase your whole grain feed, the girls would eat the grains, but ignore the supplements because they were powdered, which was not good :(. However, with these pellets, each beak-full is complete nutrition! Also, I love BSFL for their nutrition and their sustainability AND the fact that they are ‘clean’ (unlike some other insects, bacteria, etc don’t pass from parent to eggs, so diseases don’t get passed on to the birds – if they raised/fed live.) PLUS, my girls love this.

    I added 25% of this to their current pellet feed and there was no problem at all. Transitioning correctly…so next week will be 50%, then 75%, then fully this!

    Again, I am SOOOOO excited that you have added this product, as I am soooo happy to be back as a customer. I love your company, what you stand for, and what you do. I’m glad that you have a product that works for me/’the girls’ that is organic, non-gmo, and sustainable. Thank you for adding this to your chicken feed line 🙂

  8. Joni Brown

    Hello Heather- Birds dislike change, and can be spoiled eaters. If you really want to use the pellet feed then yes, just switch over. They might not eat for a couple days, but they will not starve themselves. Egg production might drop while they go through the process. For my girls I filled an empty milk jug, hung it so it was beak high, and cut 2 nickel size holes on 2 sides. Once they started playing with it and the feed dropped, they started eating. They still prefer the fermented feed, but I switch between pellets, fermented and dry quite often now. I hope this helps. Reach out anytime! Customer Advocate

  9. Heather Harmon (verified owner)

    My chickens won’t eat it. I’m sure that the layer pellets plus grubs are top quality. But our chickens have always had Scratch and Peck whole grain feed and won’t touch these new pellets. I integrated the pellets in with the old feed for 3 weeks now and they still don’t eat it. Should I switch to pellet feed only and see if they start eating it?

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