Poultry Pellets

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This is a complete nutritional chicken feed, designed to be easily digestible by our feathered friends. Laying hens require a healthy, balanced diet for the best chance of producing high-quality eggs. So, if egg quality and hen health matters, add these pellets to your daily feed. 

Poultry Pellets are especially formulated for laying hens 16 weeks and older. A potent mix of proteins, carbohydrates and fats delivers all the essential ingredients for top-quality eggs—good colour, good shell strength and great size. Added vitamins and minerals round out this complete nutritional pellet.

  • Suitable for laying hens 16 weeks and older
  • A great source of protein, carbohydrate, and fats
  • Added vitamins, minerals and trace elements for egg production
  • Steam compressed into an easily digestible pellet - a complete food in one peck!

Feeding guide:  Ensure hens have continuous access to pellets on a daily basis and do not restrict consumption. Appropriate consumption is approx. 140gms per bird per day.  Supplement with fresh greens, grains and oyster shell grit.  Always have fresh water available. 

Ingredients selected from: Wheat, soya bean meal, limestone, dicalcium phosphate, vegetable oil, salt, sodium bicarbonate, trace minerals and vitamins, amino acids, prebiotics and probiotics.

Analysis: Typical protein 16%, calcium 4g/kg, crude fibre 3.5%, fat 1.5%

 

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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