Poultry M8 * High Protein & Nutrient Supplement Mix

$28.95

Some large poultry commercial producers use ’Poultry V & E’- (Vitamins and Electrolytes) when formulating feeds to help better balance the birds feed rations.

We have always followed the principle of ‘healthy hen – healthy egg/chick’.

But…. How do you tell a chicken is healthy? Just because it is laying is no guarantee the hen is actually in peak health. Laying production can be affected by many factors. Birds will also use reserves from bones and body stores if there is not enough present in the diet at that time. Obviously if this is not remedied, the deficiency will have an impact on overall health over time.

When we assess our birds we look first at the general feather condition. The birds feathers should be vibrant, shiny and well formed across the bird. When you pick your birds up they should be a good weight with a full breast of muscle. A bright eye, red clean comb and wattles and well formed faeces showing a normal colour including faecal and separate urate fraction. The chook should be alert and bright, breathing normally & busy foraging about for food around the coop area and exhibiting normal chook behaviour.

These packs have been formulated using veterinary knowledge & reading many published scientific papers initially with a focus to provide our own chickens, and now yours as well, with a nutritious treat feed including many and varied minerals, essential nutrients, herbs, electrolytes and an array of protein containing components. An early study we read sparked our concerns as to whether our feed of choice was indeed supplying a fully balanced meal for our birds. The study suggested most commercial feeds tested across NZ  were commonly devoid of certain minerals, vitamins and electrolytes thought to be required for optimal poultry health.

Hens go through some tough times including moulting, brooding & nesting. Often a few extras supplied can make all the difference to your hens.

There is an extensive list of ingredients including….

* Mix of Grains – Wheat, Barley, Maize, Oats, Sunflower Seeds and Linseed.

* Linseed/Flax Seed – Rich source of Micro nutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1 and the essential fatty acids alpha linolenic acid, also known as ALA or Omega-3.

* Norwegian Sea Kelp Meal – Kelp contains over 70 vitamins, minerals and trace elements including good levels of zinc, copper, manganese, calcium, iron and potassium.

* Poultry Vitamins & Electrolytes ( Poultry V&E ) – Vitamins A, D3, E, K, C, B1, B2, B3, B12 as well as Biotin, Panthenoic Acid, Folic acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Bicarbonate and Potassium Chloride.

* Brewers Yeast – Rich source of Chromium, protein, selenium, potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium. Also a rich source of B vitamins.

* Molasses – Carbohydrate, B vitamins, Calcium, Iron.

* Mealworms – 50% protein level in dried mealworms.

* Sultanas – Vitamins B1, B2, and various minerals.

* Millet Seed – Good Protein source.

* Oregano – Herb. Natural source of Calcium, Iron, complex B vitamins, antioxidants.

* Wheat germ – Excellent source of Thiamin and a good source of Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Zinc. The germ also contains protein, fiber and some fat.

* Garlic Granules – Contain Fibre, Vitamin C, B6, Selenium and Manganese.

* Malt Extract – Protein, Essential amino acids, Soluble fibers, Vitamins B2, B3 and B6, the minerals Iron, Calcium and Potassium and the micro-minerals Magnesium, Manganese and Selenium.

* Diatomaceous Earth – this is added for the high naturally occuring mineral content of the fossilized algal diatoms present. Silica is the primary mineral found in diatomaceous earth at over 70%, it also features calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, iron, phosphorus, selenium, manganese, boron, and chromium among other minerals.

Give your girls a tasty treat full of goodness today.

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