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Chick Duckling and Gosling Starter Feed – Non GMO
Product: Sugar Feather Farm Custom Chick Duckling Gosling Starter Feed Non-GMO
Use: To feed your growing poultry from birth to 3 weeks
Instructions: Keep feed in airtight container. Free feed your birds. Young birds need access at all times to food and water. Waterfowl need water always 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 sipping 10lb, 20lb increments.
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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
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 than the average fowl. We were noticing that none of the commercial feeds that were available were meeting the needs of the fowl and we were also concerned with 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 Chick, and Waterfowl Starter feed. This feed is all inclusive for what your feathered friends will need at this stage.
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 developing fowl. Grit is included in the starter feed but we still highly recommend grit on the side, free choice for the babies.
Why do rare breed chickens need a special feed?
Many of the breeds we raise and preserve have weak immune systems and genetically are hard to breed. They can be rare for a reason, and we find getting their nutrition at peak performance to work with these specialty breeds helps increase fertility and overall health. Many of these breeds are weak and require special care. They need extra nutrition and minerals and vitamins at their optimum level, the feeds already produced and not fresh are lacking in viable nutrients and not enough for their needs.
Why do ducks and goslings need special feed?
Many domesticated waterfowl grow very rapidly. Because of this they can have wing or leg deformities or issues. Many times it can be management, or another is feed. Our protein levels are formulated for both waterfowl and chickens to get the right amounts for both their needs. In addition ducklings and goslings need niacin. What is Niacin? Niacin is a crucial B vitamin and is essential for bone development, digestion, skin, and nervous system function for waterfowl. Generally with commercial feeds you will need to purchase additional supplements to make up the lack of these levels of nutrients. Our feed includes the proper levels level of niacin and more!
Fresh Feed is key!
Our feed company does not add any preservatives, it is FRESH. They fresh batch 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. sees the best results if feed is used within 2 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 to create the pellets. 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. This starter can be used for ducklings, goslings and chicks up to age 3 weeks. After that a grower feed is recommended, some more fragile breeds call for the starter feed to be used longer and this is recommended on the breed page.
The feed is available in quantities of 20lbs and 10 lbs. This will be shipped via USPS at flat rate pricing. We tried to find the most economical pricing and putting feed in a flat rate box seems like the best option for you as a consumer.
We will soon have a subscription service where we can set up auto-reorder.
We will have 50lbs and 5 lb increments for purchase. You will need to bring your own container for anything under 50lbs. A 5 lb bucket can work, tote, etc.
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.
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 fowls 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.
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.