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Ratite Starter / Grower / Breeder Feed Non-GMO

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Check out Sugar Feather Farm Ratite Feeds. We have emu’s here at our farm and all ratites need special feeds in order to properly grow and develop. There are very few and far between feeds out there for Emu’s, Ostrich, and Rhea’s here in the United States. Many of the feeds fall short on nutrition and freshness. Our feeds are all Non-GMO and freshly made. Our emu’s are thriving and there is no waste.


Why Sugar Feather Farm Ratite Feeds are superior:

Higher fiber and appropriate energy to help maintain lean body composition

Mineral amounts formulated to optimize skeletal structure

Vitamin levels optimized for development and immunity

Kelp to support mineral levels and immunity

Direct Fed Microbials to support digestive health and immunity

Diatomaceous Earth to support digestive health

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    This 50lb or 5lb feed is for local states close to Vermont like Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island for pickup only, At checkout, it will ask you to pick up feed only, not ship it.

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  • Order in Bulk!

    Order feed in bulk! Bulk feed is for those who want to feed their fowl but don't want the hassle of measuring out small amounts. This can be for farms, businesses or home. We offer discounts for bulk purchases.  See here  this page for options and how to order

  • Our feed is milled and made fresh every month. Please allow some lead time for ordering since sometimes there can be a delay with filling due to supply and demand.

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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.

SKU: ratite-starter-grower-breeder-feed-non-gmo Categories: , Product ID: 18497

Ratite Starter / Grower / Breeder Feed Non-GMO

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Ratite Starter / Grower / Breeder Feed Non-GMO

Why do ratites need a special feed?

The energy in most poultry diets is formulated higher than what a ratite would need. This can lead to obesity, especially in ostriches. Most poultry diets are also lower in fiber than what a ratite would require. The higher fiber in a ratite diet will help them maintain digestive health and ideal weight. Finally, ratite rations are formulated with a higher amount of minerals, to support structural growth.

What makes our feed superior to other feeds?

Custom designed by experts in the field. We have the appropriate levels of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to support development for these types of birds.

How is leg growth supported with our feed?

Having strong legs is KEY in ratite feeds. Leg growth and stability is supported by higher mineral amounts in feed.

How is feed stored without a crop?

In ratites, feed forage and function is provided by an elongated “proventriculus.” In chickens and other fowl, this is the space between the crop and gizzard. In ratites, the proventriculus is larger, and provides similar functions.


No preservatives or antibiotics. Non-GMO. Pre- and pro-biotics. Freshly ground and fortified with extra vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to promote peak growth and performance, including egg quality, hatchability, and plumage condition. Essential oils to help naturally prevent disease and maintain gut health.


Feed to ratites from hatch until adult weight is reached. This feed is also suitable for adult breeding ratites. Free feed growing birds. Feed adult birds 1.5 pounds per day, if measuring. Use as a complete feed. Ensure access to fresh/clean water. Provide grit on the side.



Feeding Instructions:

Feed to ratites from hatch until adult weight is reached. Also suitable for breeding birds. Free feed growing birds. Feed adult birds 1.5 pounds per day. Use as complete feed. Ensure access to fresh clean water at all times. Please provide grit.



Fresh Feed is key!

Our feed company does not add any preservatives, it is FRESH. It is freshly made everything to order to ensure you as a customer get the longest shelf life out of the product. The fresher the feed the better, by having feed fresh you capture all the nutrients so the birds actually get those vitamins and minerals at their peak. Our nutritionists sees the best results if feed is used within a month of manufacturing.  Our farm ensures the feed here is always within that 30 day or less window. We make sure all our feeds are in tightly sealed containers to ensure freshness and longevity.

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.  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. There is never any left over feed with our ratites.

Prosper EO and Oregano Oil – 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. Check out our blog post on Oil of Oregano.



Oil of Oregano 

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 using flat rate pricing. We tried to find the most economical pricing out there.

Bulk pricing on quantities over 10 40/50lb bags can be arranged – see here for bulk ordering

For pick-up:

We will have 50lbs and 5 lb increments for purchase. All bags we order are 50lb bags.

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.

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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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