Natural Environments Layer Feed 18%
POS • Sold in 40lb Bags*
Producer: Union Point Custom Feeds-Milled in Brownsville, OR
Description taken directly from Union Point Custom Feed's website:
"Natural Environments™ feed, a combination of high protein pellets, grains and seeds with a light basting of high Omega 3 vegetable oil. This has the advantage of providing the fun and beauty of the whole grains (pleasing to both owner and bird) with the protein meal in a pellet form that ensures the birds will eat it and not waste it. Protein meals are just too expensive to end up on the ground. Whole beans have anti-nutritional factors that rule them out. Peas would seem to be the perfect solution -- right size, shape, and color -- but research and on-farm trials have been disappointing. Birds can’t be counted on to eat enough of them unless they are disguised in pellet form. We have the best of both worlds with a pellet and whole seed combination.
We call it Natural Environments™ because we find all these ingredients growing here in the Pacific Northwest. Northwest grown wheat, flax seed, triticale, green, yellow and maple peas, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, milo, millet, sorghum and other native seeds are all things a chicken might find foraging in her local Natural Environment™. Natural Environments™ was developed as we were making feed for our own birds. We combined a specially formulated high protein pellet with our tremendously popular Sustainable Scratch™ and fed our research flock. The result was a feed that satisfied the nutritional needs of the birds and additionally pleased both humans and the hens’ appetite for fun, adventure, and satisfying food."
Ingredient list coming soon!
For All Egg Layer Breeds: Feed this product after the first egg has been laid, up until molt. We recommend inducing molt in layers every year to year and a half to help maintain peak egg production longer. Click here to learn about molt.