Chickens get more from their diet than just calories. Poultry feed can affect a bird’s health, size and even the nutrition of their meat. If your chickens are layers, nutrition can impact the eggs, too. To choose the right feed, it helps to know the ingredients used.
Feed producers take many factors into consideration when deciding what to put in their formulas. They may consider the availability and price of ingredients, the nutritional needs of poultry and their brand. Chicken feed also has different ingredients depending on whether it’s aimed at layers, chicks or chickens.
When you look at the ingredients list of many types of chicken feed, you may find:
Some brands of feed may contain additional items.
Pellets are made with protein, supplements and crushed grain. These ingredients are mixed, heated up and pressed into pellets. Pellets are intended to meet all the nutritional needs of chickens, making them a complete food.
Nature’s Best Organic Feeds takes the guesswork out of what’s in your chicken feed. Our feed is non-medicated, organic and Non-GMO Project-Verified. The grain used in our chicken feed is regularly tested to ensure USDA Organic requirements are not just met but exceeded. Nutritional experts devise the formulas of Nature’s Best Organic Feeds, so your chickens get high-quality and nutritionally balanced feed.
Our website always lists our chicken feed ingredients so you know exactly what you’re feeding your chickens. We also offer less of the ingredients you don’t want. Nature’s Best Organic Feeds Soy-Free Egg Layer Pellets and Soy-Free Broiler Grower Pellets don’t contain any soy, which may reduce hormones and allergens in your chickens’ eggs and meat.