Okay, so you want chickens! Awesome. Which products do you need, apart from the obvious coop, feeder, waterer, and bedding? This is what we've identified as being the most essential supplies for keeping chickens, and we've bundled them together to offer you a fantastic price versus buying them individually.
Why we've selected these products:
: Chickens don't have teeth! They absolutely, positively, need access to grit at all times. This one is sized especially for grown-ups. Chickens will only eat it if they need it, so you never have to worry that you're offering too much.
: Same as the above. Don't let the "chick grit" label fool you, though—grown-up flocks love it, too! We were surprised to find they devour it instantly, which means they really need it.
Crushed Oyster Shell
: Okay, in theory
chickens don't need this. In theory. If all they're eating is a balanced, "complete" feed, they shouldn't need any extra calcium. But the truth is, most chicken keepers offer their flocks garden clippings, or time spent free ranging, or leftovers. The minute your chickens are consuming anything but layer feed, their calcium can get out of whack, resulting in weak egg shells. Just like grit, you can count on your flock not to over-consume oyster shell, so we offer it to our flock at all times.
WormGuard Plus Broad Spectrum
: Even the healthiest, happiest-looking flock can have intestinal parasites. Mixing in a couple of cups of WormGuard with your flock's feed has several all-natural (of course—that's how we roll) ingredients which attack those parasites and optimize overall health, including Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, probiotics, and diatomaceous earth.
RopaPoultry Complete 500ml
and Hen Helper
, You want the best for your birds! We feel this product is worth offering
to your flock year-round. We already know about the health benefits of
probiotics--for us people and our animals alike, especially
antibiotics are being given--and Hen Helper improves upon other probiotic products for poultry by introducing
beneficial levels of Humic and Fulvic acids to the formula. Scientific
Studies have shown that Humic acid, when added to the diet of poultry,
provide a number of beneficial effects:
- Improved resistance to pathogens and disease
- Improved weight gain
- Improved egg production
- Increased egg size
- Improved shell hardness
- Decreased mortality
Notice to customers:
If you have used Big Ole Bird in
the past it is no longer available in the quart size. Instead they now
offer quart sized Hen Helper in it's place. This is the same product you know and love,
simply rebranded to reduce confusion for our poultry growers who don't
necessarily want to grow big birds. Hen Helper still offers all the
flock-changing benefits found in in Big ole Bird without the focus on
Egg Cleanser Concentrate
: No matter what you do, some eggs are a-gonna be poopy. Gross. This stuff works better to lift the poo and remove the stain than anything you have laying around the house; we guarantee it. It's also natural, of course, so you don't have to worry about any chemicals getting in your food.