Healthy chickens lay delicious eggs, and you get healthy chickens from high quality chicken feed. Finding the right feed with the proper nutritional balance is vital and the professionals at The Critters & Me in Santa Fe are here to help you.
Chickens will consume anything from grain to insects, and even animal products depending on how tiny the pieces are. Additionally, they require a varied array of nutrients in order to not only lay eggs but lay eggs that are nutritionally dense.
Chick starter and grower feeds are packed with calories, especially from protein - to help your chicks grow, boosting their immune systems, and improving their overall health. Grower feed is vital for healthy chickens.
Layer feed has a various nutritional make-up that consists of more calcium to stimulate proper egg creation in newly laying hens.
Flock raiser provides a well balanced nutrition when you have a blended flock of chickens. It's much easier to use and still gives terrific nutrition.
Crumble and pellets are usually the key presentation of flock raiser food, as it's simple for chicks and chickens alike to consume and digest.
Shell grit has two functions - one, it helps the gizzard break down food properly, and two, it includes additional calcium to your chicken's diet. Calcium is required for correct nutrition regardless, but it's specifically crucial for egg-laying hens.
Cracked corn isn't a great feed - it's calorie-dense but not big on nutrition. Regardless, it's a nice treat for your chickens, it's quite low-cost and in a pinch, it can be used to feed your chickens if you've got nothing else available.
If you have chicken questions, we've got the solutions. At The Critters & Me, we know chickens. It's our pleasure to serve the Santa Fe area, and with years of knowledge and dedication to raising healthy chicken. You can trust us to offer the best products for your flock. Give us a call at (505) 982-5040 or come see us at our store and let us help you feed your chickens the best food for their needs.