Take Care Of Your Chicks, Hens & Roosters
Find all the best brands, including Purina, Cargill, Miller and many more, at one of our 10 locations across the upper midwest or conveniently through our online store.
Types Of Chicken Feed
There are three types of chicken feed: crumbles, pellets, and mash. Mash and crumble, such as Country Companion Chick Grower Feed, are normally used as starter feed for chicks, although they can be mixed with water to make a heartier meal for chickens. Pellet feed, like Purina Layena Pellet Feed, are a larger form of food, made for adult chickens and roosters.
And don't forget the equipment needed to provide your poultry with enough food and water to grow healthy. Look to Miller-brand 12-pound Hanging Metal Feeder and 3-Gallon Heated Waterer and your chickens will be set come feeding time.
How To Raise Your Own Chicks
Raising baby chicks is a challenge, but the results of a healthy adult bird that lays eggs is worth the effort. After you purchase your chicks, you just need a few supplies to get started.
First, pick up a Farm Innovators Chick Starter Home Kit, featuring ten 18” high and 12” wide plastic that create a three-foot-round corral – large enough to house up to 15 chicks. Next, you’ll need a way to keep them warm, so purchase a heating device like the Focus On Tools 10-Inch 250W Brooder Lamp. Finally, make sure you have enough food and water to get your baby chicks through the first few weeks of their life with NatureWise Chick Starter Grower Feed.
What is the best way to contain my chickens in one area?
The best way to keep your chickens from escaping is to set up a coop and netting. A trusty pen, like this coop from Innovation Pet, and some sturdy netting, like this mesh option from Garden Graft, will provide a reliable setup.