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Adult Winter Feed Blend Non-GMO
Subscription Starts from $9.35 for each 1 month
Product: Adult Winter Feed Blend Non-GMO
Features: No Preservatives or Additives, Non-GMO, Freshly Made, Vitamins at Peak Performance, Custom Made for Seasons, Pre and Pro-Biotics, Oregano Oil to help with Coccidiosis and Gut Health Naturally, High Amino Acids for Egg Quality – Hatchability – Feather Quality.
Use: To feed your adult fowl from point of lay. Feed in the Winter months when cold, as soon as the weather temps are low, or after Fall and Molting. You can use and daylight savings as a start or if in a colder climate, start when temps dip below 40’s at night.
Instructions: Keep feed in airtight container. Free feed your birds. Waterfowl need water when eating. We recommend keeping feeders at the height of their backs, so adjusting them will be necessary. Birds tend to always go for the big pieces of feed or treats. This will help with waste. Make sure to have grit free choice for the birds and fresh clean water.
Quantities: at farm can purchase 5lb increments, 50 lb increments. For shipping 20lb increments or order in bulk see here for bulk orders
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20lb Online is for all of US
50lb and 5lb are for states close to Vermont like Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island for pickup only
I ordered game bird feed and I am very happy with the product. The online ordering was super easy and the wait time for the feed to arrive was satisfactory. The product was very fresh and my birds love it! I will definitly order more products from Sugar Feather Farms
We here at Sugar Feather Farm, have done the hard work and found the best fowl feed we can find. As a farm who deals with rare, and unique breeds of fowl who require more nutritional needs, this seemed to be a tall task! We were noticing that none of the commercial feeds that were available were meeting the needs of the fowl and we were concerned with all the additives, preservatives and GMO’s. We decided to go on a mission to find fresh and nutritionally balanced feed for our fowl here on the farm and also wanted to share this great feed with you! This is our Winter Adult Blend feed. This feed is all inclusive for what your feathered friends will need at this stage and time of year! We are the only place we know of with custom feeds designed for the Seasons of the year.
We get our feed custom milled and designed in PA at a Non-GMO project verified facility. All of our feeds are formulated by the experienced animal nutritionists at The Fertrell Co. We have a unique vitamin and mineral premix with probiotics and digestive enzymes that is used in our custom feeds. In addition we have added a product called Prosper EO, which provides essential gut health for fowl. Grit is included in the feed but we still highly recommend grit on the side, free choice.
Why do full grown fowl need a special feed?
All our fowl we preserve and raise need higher levels of vitamins and amino acids for feather and body function. We need our fowl to be productive and strong otherwise their offspring will not be healthy. Many of the breeds we raise and preserve have weak immune systems and genetically are hard to breed. We find getting their nutrition at peak performance, these specialty breeds increase fertility and overall health and vitality. Their feathers are lustrous and we have seen colors not seen before in their feathers. They need extra nutrition and minerals and vitamins at their optimum level, many of the feeds already produced are not fresh are lacking in viable nutrients and not enough for their needs. This can be used for any breed of fowl rare or not, you will know your birds will be strong and healthy getting the nutrition they need on a complete diet.
Why do I need a Winter feed?
As the amount of daylight decreases so does the birds production. They are now in a state of repair and rest for the Winter, this is a time where we give our fowl a break in order for their bodies to be at their peak performance in Spring, like nature intended. This is mainly a survival mechanism as their offspring would have a very small chance of surviving during a cold winter.
This state of repair during Winter is crucial for layers, because laying eggs throughout the Summer places a huge amount of stress on their body and without this break they will eventually burn out. This is why battery hens are culled within 2 years because their bodies have simply burned out through constant egg laying production.
All fowl eat for their energy requirements. During the Winter, the body needs energy to maintain and keep itself warm. The amount of feed eaten will increase as temperatures decrease because birds need more energy in order to stay warm, it is natures design. So less protein and more carbohydrates is needed in the winter. They will especially need grit in the winter.
Why do I need to feed an adult feed?
Adults require different levels of proteins vitamins and minerals at maturity. We consider maturity when a female lays her first egg and a male is over 7 months. As adults they need extra calcium in the feed and lots of grit. This would include all the fowl we have here on the farm; chickens, ducks, turkeys, guinea, geese and quail.
Fresh Feed is key!
Our feed does not add any preservatives, it is FRESH. Our Mill fresh batches everything to order to ensure you as a customer, get the longest shelf life out of the product. The fresher the feed the better. Fertrell Co.(our nutritionists) sees the best results if feed is used within 2-3 weeks of manufacturing. However, we understand this isn’t always plausible, so try to feed within 30 days of manufacture to ensure feed is fresh and vitamin levels are high. We make sure all our feeds are in tightly sealed containers to ensure freshness.
The feed is a mix of ground and cracked grains, they are not made into pellets for a reason. Many times there is additives and preservatives to create the pellets. We prefer it as a mix for this reason. We are finding our birds love the feed and are doing very well on it, with some amazing changes like better feather growth, feather coloring, overall larger bird and performance. Any mash left over you can make into a paste or wet for optimum consumption as birds love to pick through their feed of course!
Each of the feeds should have the feeding instructions, age range for birds, and nutritional information printed on the tag. Our Breeder-Layer feed is recommended for adult fowl, however some more fragile breeds call for the grower feed to be used longer and this is recommended on the breed page.
Prosper EO – Our Secret Weapon!
Prosper EO is a powerful antioxidant we add to all our Sugar Feather Farm feeds. It is a broad range immunity booster that has prebiotic fibers and blends of microinfused oils that helps support digestive health, overall performance, growth, and development. It boosts the fowl’s immunity so it can fight common diseases, issues, and weather changes. Case studies shows the data and has helped with Salmonella, E-Coli, and Coccidiosis in a safe and natural way. We strongly believe in using Oregano Oil in both feed and in the water for optimum results.
We also highly recommend using our Oregano Oil in the water as well.
The feed is available in quantities of 20lbs and 10 lbs. This will be shipped via USPS and flat rate pricing. We tried to find the most economical pricing out there.
We will have 50lbs and 5 lb increments for purchase. You will need to bring your own container for anything under 50lbs. This comes in bulk to our farm.
Storage: keep the feed in an airtight storage container away from heat and wet conditions. This will ensure the longevity of the feed and optimal freshness.
Pre-ordered adults and hatchlings may be picked up by appointment. To safeguard our birds from exposure to disease brought in by visitors, in accordance with the provisions of the National Poultry Improvement Plan, areas where birds are kept are off limits. However you are welcome to look at all the breeds and interactions, it is a site to see.