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 poultry feed ingredients 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. The top three ingredients in most Nature’s Best bagged chicken feeds are corn, soybean meal, and wheat or wheat middlings.
When you look at the ingredients list of many types of chicken feed, you may also 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 feed.
Nature’s Best Organic Feeds takes the guesswork out of your chicken feed ingredients. 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 in every bite.
Our website always lists our chicken feed ingredients so you know exactly what you’re feeding your chickens.