Scratch and Peck Feeds Organic Layer 16% Pellets Chicken Food, 25-lb bag

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Description

Feed your feathered friends Scratch and Peck Feeds Organic Layer 16% Pellets Chicken Food. This food is crafted with organic whole grains, grub protein, plus essential vitamins and minerals to support your beaked buddies’ overall health. Providing complete quality nutrition for your laying flock, this recipe is easy to feed and is completely free from fillers!

Key Benefits
  • Grubs have up to 40% protein and are packed with calcium, vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids.
  • Each serving contains all the nutrition your birds need.
  • 100% free from corn and soy, which makes it perfect for bird buddies with food allergies.
  • Certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.
  • Also great for waterfowl.

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  • Item Number
    263486
  • Weight
    25.0 pounds
  • Farm Animal Type
    Poultry
  • Bird Type
    Chicken, Duck
  • Food Form
    Pellets, Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Organic, GMO-Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Organic Wheat, Organic Peas, Ground Limestone, Organic Flaxseed Meal, Black Soldier Fly Grubs, Organic Barley, Organic Sunflower Oil, Monocalcium Phophate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Organic Dehydrated Kelp Meal, Salt, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Active Dry Yeast, Hemicellulose Extract, Organic Origanum Oil, Organic Cinnamon Bark Oil, Organic Thyme Oil, Niacin Supplement, Selenium Yeast, Dried Trichoderma Reesei Fermentation Product, Copper Sulfate, D-Calcium Panthothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein16% min
Crude Fat4% min
Crude Fiber5% max
Ash 15% max
Phosphorus 0.5% min
Salt0.25 % min
Calcium4.75% max
Calcium3.75% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1 % min
Feeding Instructions

Feed from 20 weeks of age and on, or when laying eggs as a complete diet. Offer free choice Layer Grit to support digestion and Oyster Shell for egg shell strength. Always offer plenty of clean, fresh water.

Rating: 3.8 of 5 stars 11 Reviews 11 Reviews 3.8 out of 5 Stars

73% Recommend

73% of reviewersrecommend this product

Rating: 3.8 of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Pellets are Large

    By JudyB on Sep 24, 2021

    Sad to say, after eating Scratch and Peck Layer Feed for years, my chickens didn’t transition well to this pelleted feed. I gradually mixed it into their whole grain feed for a couple of weeks, but once it got to where I was feeding just the pellets a couple of weeks ago, I’m finding most of it left in the feeder. I feed my birds daily, hoping to keep the feed fresh and avoid waste. I think the size of the large pellets is just too big of a change for them.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    We love it

    By JTuggey on Aug 22, 2021

    The chickens love these pellets! I wasn’t sure since they seemed to always prefer England’s best. I love this food because it helps keep food waste out of our landfills since that is what black soldier fly larva eat.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Bummed - my hens won’t eat it.

    By Mony924 on Oct 15, 2021

    I tried mixing it with their old food. They pick all around the pellets. It’s always left behind.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what we needed!

    By Jen1 on May 22, 2021

    This is a great feed for my girls. They used to be on the scratch and peck until I noticed they were picking out certain grains leading to waste and a big patch of barley grass under their feeder (more funny than a problem). They love these pellets and I love the quality. There was a transition period to win them over but they transitioned well.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great food, pellets take an adjustment period

    By Stef on Apr 16, 2021

    My chickens are happy and healthy on this food. I switched to this from Scratch n Peck's whole grain blend. My chickens were just picking out the good stuff and leaving the less tasty but healthier stuff behind. I was really happy to see this brand put out a pelleted food and tried mixing it in gradually with the old food, but they just avoided the pellets! Picky chickens will be picky chickens. It took removing their old food and giving them only these pellets before they adjusted, and then it took several days before they got used to the new feed. However, if you look up switching over from whole grains or crumbles to a pelleted feed, this is a common problem for any feed brand. Chickens need My chickens are happy and healthy on this food. I switched to this from Scratch n Peck's whole grain blend. My chickens were just picking out the good stuff and leaving the less tasty but healthier stuff behind. I was really happy to see this brand put out a pelleted food and tried mixing it in gradually with the old food, but they just avoided the pellets! Picky chickens will be picky chickens. It took removing their old food and giving them only these pellets before they adjusted, and then it took several days before they got used to the new feed. However, if you look up switching over from whole grains or crumbles to a pelleted feed, this is a common problem for any feed brand. Chickens need time to adjust to the size of the pellets. … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for me

    By Jackie on Apr 14, 2021

    I prefer whole gain feeds but Ive had people tell me pellets are better because the waste less that way. When scratch and peck came out with pellet with extra stuff in it I figured I would give it a try. I tested it out for the entire amont of the bag. My girls would actively dig throught the pellets looking for whole gains. Maybe if i started them younger but i prefer to see what they are eating so im going to stick with the whole grain formulas of Scratch n Peck feed

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT FEED!

    By Elle on Mar 31, 2021

    Only the best for my girls! Give them time to adjust to the transition, I mixed mine half and half with their whole grain S&P feed and they didn't want to touch it at first but after a few weeks they were picking out the pellets to eat and leaving the whole grains. This is also great for ducks because they like to wash their food down with water and with the whole grain S&P, a lot of the food and vitamin/mineral powder would wash out into the water and be wasted. No waste no mess with the pellet. My girls have all gained weight, eat more and are in better condition on this pellet.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Rejected by Picky Eaters

    By Barley on May 5, 2021

    I love that this feed is made with grubs instead of fish, but my chickens refused to eat the pellets, even after weeks of gradually introducing it. I am going back to the Scratch and Peck grain. Hopefully S & P will switch all of their feeds to grubs, which seems more sustainable than fish.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Layer can feed but...

    By Bruno on Mar 26, 2021

    This stuff sounds cool but in reality it was too big and dry for my chickens to eat. It's just too foreign and unnatural for them to find it appealing. My work around for this is adding black sunflower seeds and water to soften them up. The pellets absorb the water quickly and will soon become softer and palatable. I also ferment grains (scratch feed) and add this to the mix just before feeding time. The liquid from the ferment gets absorbed into these pellets and really enhances the palatability. If your feeding this to your flock your birds are indeed shamelessly spoiled.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    I really wanted this to work...

    By paulg on Feb 12, 2021

    I've used other Scratch & Peck products for my five backyard hens, including their traditional organic feed pellets, and the ladies have always enjoyed them. When I learned about this new line of pellets made with grub protein, I was really attracted to the fact that its production results in less food waste. It also made sense that grub protein would be a perfectly acceptable ingredient to my hens, given how much they love the grubs and other bugs they find in the garden. Since our experience with Scratch & Peck products had always been positive, I felt comfortable taking the chance and buying a bag. After taking a few days to transition from their previous pellets, when the ladies finally I've used other Scratch & Peck products for my five backyard hens, including their traditional organic feed pellets, and the ladies have always enjoyed them. When I learned about this new line of pellets made with grub protein, I was really attracted to the fact that its production results in less food waste. It also made sense that grub protein would be a perfectly acceptable ingredient to my hens, given how much they love the grubs and other bugs they find in the garden. Since our experience with Scratch & Peck products had always been positive, I felt comfortable taking the chance and buying a bag. After taking a few days to transition from their previous pellets, when the ladies finally had this as their primary food ration they didn't seem very impressed. They don't appear to find these pellets appetizing and have dramatically reduced the amount of feed they're eating. Worse, whenever I toss them their morning scoop of scratch, they are now more combative with each other over who gets more snacks. I really wanted this new feed to work for my little flock, but it seems to be a dud. My only regret is that I'll have to buy feed sooner than I'd anticipated and that I'll be left with a whole lot of feed that my ladies don't care for. … more

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