What you feed your chickens can impact their overall health and wellness. Whether you are raising your first flock of chickens or looking for a way to make sure your current flock is getting all the nutrients they need, you have to decide between organic and conventional feed.
Chicken feed — regardless of whether it’s organic or conventional — needs to deliver the necessary nutrition a chicken needs to survive. These basic nutritional requirements include:
Even if they include the same basic nutrients, there are some key differences between organic and conventional feed. Conventional feed, which is found in pretty much every feed store, tends to be cheaper because of the way it’s made. It may have been grown using pesticides or contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Organic feed, on the other hand, isn’t grown with any foreign substances such as synthetic pesticides, antibiotics or hormones — it is natural and untreated. Also, for a feed to be labeled organic, it needs to follow a specific process and certain rules.
Because of this, organic chicken feed can be considered better because it offers several benefits such as:
At Nature’s Best Organic Feeds, we offer a wide range of organic chicken feeds suitable for all life stages and needs. Our premium feed options — from the chick starter/grower to the broiler grower pellets — have been formulated by nutrition experts. As the leading certified organic feed manufacturer, you can trust that we have organic chicken feed that’s worth it.
Regardless of which feed you choose, you’ll receive a bag or bulk order that has been thoroughly tested to ensure it meets the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Organic requirements. Along with being organic and of superior quality, our feed is also nonmedicated and Non-GMO Project-Verified.
Our family-owned and -operated company has been in business for over 70 years and understands what it takes to create a happy, healthy flock. To find Nature’s Best Organic Feeds in a store near you, check out our store locator tool to find a Tractor Supply Co. location or feed store that stocks our products.