|Description||Scratch and Peck Feeds Cluckin’ Good Oyster Shell is an all-natural calcium supplement used to increase eggshell strength for laying poultry.||Oyster Shells are a high-quality and natural calcium supplement that supports the overall health and well-being of your feathered friends.||Purina® Organic Layer Pellets with the Oyster Strong® System provide a balanced and complete diet with 16% protein for feeding organic laying hens.||A non-GMO complete feed for laying chickens.|
Hen scratch feed is a supplemental mixture of grains and seeds that provides poultry, including chickens, with energy, variety, and enrichment, supporting their natural foraging behavior and nutritional needs.
|A high protein complete feed formulated for layer chickens, especially during molting.|
|Content||Scratch and Peck Feeds Cluckin’ Good Oyster Shell is an all-natural calcium supplement used to increase eggshell strength for laying poultry. Calcium is included in all layer feeds; however, different breeds may require varying amounts. By offering free choice, birds will take what they need when they need it. In addition, if a calcium deficiency occurs, birds will pull from their skeletal system leading to poor health – let’s not let that happen! Supplementing calcium is an easy way to ensure strong eggshells and to keep your flock happy and healthy.||Oyster Shells for poultry is a high-quality and natural calcium supplement that supports the overall health and well-being of your feathered friends. Crushed to the perfect size, these oyster shells provide a valuable source of calcium, promoting strong eggshells, healthy bone development, and optimal overall health in poultry. With its convenient packaging, the 5-pound bag ensures easy handling and storage, making it a simple and effective way to meet the calcium needs of your flock.
Oyster shells offer several benefits for poultry:
- Calcium Source: Oyster shells are rich in calcium, which is an essential mineral for laying hens. Calcium is crucial for the formation of strong and healthy eggshells. Including oyster shells in the diet of laying hens ensures they have an adequate supply of calcium, reducing the risk of thin or fragile eggshells.
- Bone Health: Calcium is vital for maintaining strong bones in poultry. Oyster shells provide an additional source of calcium that supports proper bone development and strength, helping to prevent skeletal disorders and fractures.
- Nutrient Absorption: Adequate calcium intake promotes optimal nutrient absorption and utilization in poultry. It helps in the absorption of other essential minerals, such as phosphorus, and contributes to overall metabolic functions and immune system health.
- Prevents Calcium Deficiency: Calcium deficiency can lead to health problems in poultry, such as weak eggshells, leg disorders, and reduced egg production. Oyster shells help prevent calcium deficiency and its associated issues, ensuring the well-being of your flock.
- Natural and Safe: Oyster shells are a natural and safe source of calcium for poultry. They are minimally processed and free from harmful additives or chemicals, making them a reliable and wholesome supplement for your birds.
|Purina® Organic Layer Pellets with the Oyster Strong® System provide a balanced and complete diet with 16% protein for feeding organic laying hens. This product has been certified organic by the USDA. It is made with non-GMO ingredients that have been grown without the use of pesticides and fertilizers. Our layer feeds include the Oyster Strong® System, which is an exclusive blend of oyster shell and key vitamins and minerals, like vitamin D and manganese, ensuring a supply of calcium will be available at night when your hens are forming eggs.||Hen scratch feed, also known as scratch grain, is a mixture of grains and seeds commonly fed to poultry, including chickens. It serves as a supplemental feed option and offers a variety of benefits for poultry:
- Energy and Nutrition: Hen scratch feed provides a source of energy through its mixture of grains, such as corn, wheat, barley, and oats. These grains are rich in carbohydrates, providing poultry with the energy they need for daily activities, growth, and egg production.
- Variety and Enrichment: Scratch grain offers a diverse mix of textures and flavors, providing enrichment and mental stimulation for poultry. The different grains and seeds in the feed encourage pecking, scratching, and foraging behaviors, helping to keep the birds active and engaged.
- Protein and Amino Acids: Scratch feed often contains protein-rich ingredients like sunflower seeds and millet. These ingredients contribute to the protein requirements of poultry, supporting muscle development, feather health, and overall growth.
- Natural Foraging Behavior: Poultry, including chickens, have a natural instinct to scratch and peck at the ground in search of food. Hen scratch feed allows them to engage in this natural foraging behavior, providing them with a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction.
- Supplemental Feed: Hen scratch feed is typically offered as a supplement to a balanced poultry diet. While it provides energy and some essential nutrients, it is important to ensure that poultry also receive a complete and nutritionally balanced feed to meet their specific dietary needs.
- Winter Feed: Scratch grain can be particularly useful during colder months when access to natural forage is limited. It can supplement the diet of free-range or backyard poultry by providing an additional source of energy and nutrition.