Insect Medley 125gm

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Our Insect Medley pack provides the perfect protein treat for wild birds, chickens, and reptiles. Loaded with calcium and protein, these insects provide essential nutrients (at the same time as tasting delicious).

For reptiles, insects are an important part of their diet in the wild. They will love the mouthfuls of tasty treats. Let chickens do what chickens do best by giving them the chance to scratch around on the ground for tasty insects. And for many wild birds, insects are an essential serving of protein. Serve them up our quality feed.

  • 100% natural serving of insects for reptiles, poultry, wild birds, and tropical fish
  • Insects are rich in protein and calcium
  • Chickens are often deficient in protein during moulting season, add insects as a way to boost protein and aid egg production
  • Contains crickets, mealworms, and grasshoppers

Feeding guide: Feed ad hoc, birds will regulate their intake as required.  Place in a feeder or spread on the ground to encourage natural foraging behaviour for wild birds and poultry.

Pet owners can feed from two to five insects per meal, depending on the size of the animal and the species type. For smaller fish and reptiles, they will need to break the bigger insects into easily digestible pieces.

It is important owners know that these treats should only be served as part of a complete diet. While helpful in delivering valuable nutrition and diversity into their diets no animal can survive on this food alone. That is why many people choose to mix insects with their regular wild bird feed for backyard birds to dine on. These diverse and nutritious blends are perfect for feeders like our Seed Snacker and Snack Shack.

Ingredients: Dried crickets, dried mealworms, dried grasshoppers

Analysis: Protein 65%, fat 14.3%, fibre 4%, moisture 8%, ash 3.53%, minerals 3%

FAQs

How many chickens should I get?

How many is too many? This somewhat depends on their roaming space, whether your coop can comfortably cater to them, and whether you can afford to look after them correctly. However before you start planning for a new (or bigger) flock it’s important to check the regulations with your local council. There are different rules for how many you are allowed (and other key details) depending on where you live.

What are the most important things to have in a chicken coop?

Your chooks will need dark nesting boxes, some solid perches for roosting and obviously somewhere to shelter from the elements. Chickens like to sleep close together so you don’t need to go over the top – something like 20cms of perch space will be enough. Nest boxes should be approximately 30 square cm.

How much should I feed each chicken?

For the average brown shaver (around 2kg) feed 120-130g of food each day. Extras, such as scraps or mealworms should be no more than 5-10g per day. For smaller heritage species, it's best to talk to a breeder.

Does any of your chicken feed contain extra hormones?

No it does not.

What kind of treats do chickens like?

They go crazy for mealworms! Scatter a few on the ground to encourage natural foraging behaviour. The high protein content also helps to boost egg productivity.

How often should I feed chickens treats?

Treats should make up, at most, 5-10% of their daily diet.

How long does chicken feed last when stored?

If stored correctly in a dry environment our feed should last approximately 4-5 months. Always check your feed for mould or bugs before feeding however.

Where do Topflite’s chicken feed ingredients come from?

Most of our ingredients are grown at our South Island farms, a lot of it harvested from the rich and fertile soils of our hometown, Ōamaru.

Does Topflite chicken feed contain ruminant protein?

The only product that contains ruminant protein is our Classic Layer Pellets. The protein content of our other feeds is vegetable based.

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