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Just like us, chooks love a bit of variety in life. Mix things up and add a tasty serving of wheat feed for this variety and a high quality serving of carbohydrates. As part of a balanced diet, wheat is an excellent source of digestible energy providing rich concentrations of starch.

The best form of wheat for birds is grain in its whole form. Much of the nutritional value of wheat is lost or degraded during processing, making whole grains the best option. Wheat is a staple food for most hook-beaked birds, including poultry, pigeons, and aviary birds. If your bird feed mix is low in wheat, use this as a top-up.

  • Made from high-quality, New Zealand grown wheat.
  • Provides a good source of carbohydrates and energy.
  • Suitable for hook-beaked birds (poultry, pigeons, aviary birds)
  • Wheat is found in most commercial feed mixes, so use only as needed.

Available in: 20kg.

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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