If you love your chickens
If You Love Your Chickens
By Win Wolcott
Today, feeding back yard chickens is the fastest growing segment of the feed industry. To put it simply, people love their chickens. The result of this fascination with chickens as everything from pets to the source of our breakfast food has led to a staggering array of feeds, supplements and even treats.
In recent years, research has shown that chickens that were fed a diet high in Omega 3 fatty acids would actually pass that nutritional benefit along to the eggs that they produce. This was something of a revelation. Healthier eggs!! We are now seeing a whole new generation of urban chicken herders spring up. The animal feed industry scrambled (pun intended) to try to provide a way for the new wave of bird owners to feed a diet that was more balanced than the common chicken feed that had been the standard for generations. Even the traditional standard chicken feeds offered today differ from what was sold in years past due to the constant expansion of genetically modified corn, soy and grain varieties. If the egg is going to get what we put in the chicken, we needed to put better stuff in the chicken to begin with.
The result of this surge in urban poultry owners, and the perception of what they wanted for their birds, resulted in some interesting changes in the feeds available in your local feed and pet stores. Today you can walk the isles and be absolutely amazed and confused by the number of supplements that are being sold to fortify your standard chicken feed. Crushed Oyster shell, or finer oyster flower, is common as an added calcium source to provide better shell integrity. Flax seed meal is a favorite for elevating Omega 3 essential fatty acids in the egg. Natural ingredients, like diatomaceous earth, can inhibit the development of parasites in birds, and extracts of Marigold can be added to produce darker yellow egg yolks. Oregano is sold as an organic anti-biotic agent to avoid chemically treated feeds. All these can be found in little bags that you buy, take home, and then blend into the basic chicken feed that you are providing for your backyard inhabitants.
It seems like there should be an easier way to accomplish all this without mixing and measuring everything that you have been told that your chicken needs to be healthy and productive. Bird owners, especially new bird owners, have asked for an easier, less confusing, way to take care of their birds.
How about making one bag of feed that meets all the needs of our chickens without requiring that we set up a blending station to mix all the little bags of stuff just so the birds can fling it everywhere, wasting almost as much as you spilled while you were trying to get just the proper amount of everything blended together? Speaking of which, just what is the proper amount of everything? How about making it a mini-pellet too so it doesn’t just disappear when the birds make a mess while eating. Oh, and make it from all Non-GMO ingredients while you are at it so we can feel confident that we are feeding our birds in both an efficient and natural way.
Many people see a complete poultry feed as described above as the future of the non-commercial poultry feed industry. Even a few commercial egg producers are starting to realize that there is an ever growing sector of their customers that will gladly pay a premium for Non-GMO fed chickens producing high Omega 3 eggs. For us backyard folk, the directions should read, “Open the bag, feed the feed”. The result of this should be healthier chickens and eggs in the most time and cost effective way.
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