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Chick and Waterfowl Starter Blend Feed Non-GMO

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Product: Chick and Waterfowl Starter 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 babies from Day 1 to Week 3 (waterfowl) or Day 1-Week 6 (chickens). This is the only source of feed needed. Baby grit included in feed. Free choice feed. Access to clean water at all times.

Instructions: Keep feed in airtight container. Free feed your birds.  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 shipping 20lb increments or order in bulk see here for bulk orders

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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

SKU: chick-and-waterfowl-starter-blend-feed-non-gmo Category: Product ID: 4864

Chick and Waterfowl Starter Blend Feed Non-GMO

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Chick and Waterfowl Starter Blend Feed Non-GMO

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 needed to seek high and low to find feed to meet our birds requirements. We were noticing that none of the commercial feeds that were available were meeting the needs of the fowl (nutritional deficiencies, low feather quality, slow growth.) plus we were concerned with additives, preservatives and GMO’s, most feeds don’t have fresh ingredients. 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. in addition to poultry scientists, and our Fowl Guru. 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, because all fowl need grit to digest their food, however we still highly recommend grit on the side, free choice for the babies.


No preservatives or antibiotics. Non-GMO. Pre- and pro-biotics. Freshly ground and fortified with extra vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to promote growth and performance. Essential oils to help naturally prevent coccidiosis and maintain gut health. Formulated specifically to start breeding birds.


Feed from Day 1- Week 6 for chickens

Feed Day 1-Week 3 for waterfowl

Feeding instructions:

Ducklings/Goslings: Feed free-choice from Day 1- Week 3. Use as complete feed. Ensure access to fresh clean water at all times. Week 3 you can start adding greens to the goslings diet.

Chicks: Feed free-choice from Day 1- Week 6. Use as complete feed. Ensure access to fresh clean water at all times.

It saves you money!

When birds are receiving all the nutrition they need, they tend to eat less. Yes really. Many customers report this to us. We also have tips and tricks to help with food waste. Simple steps you can take.

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 and 6 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.

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 recommend using our Oregano Oil in the water as well.

Prosper EO Quail Studies

Prosper EO Turkey Studies

Prosper EO Necrotic Entries

For shipping:

The feed is available in quantities of 20lbs. 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.

For pick-up:

We will have 50lbs and 5 lb increments for purchase. We can leave out front in our pickup area or we will have ready for you to pick up. See here for appointments or instructions.

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. Plus keep out critters!

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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.

Appointments will pending until approved

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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

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