Decide the most convenient way to receive your order. You are welcome to pick up from our farm, have shipped, enjoy home delivery with unloading assistance within 200 miles of 80136, or select a discounted meeting location in Denver, Aurora, or Kiowa for $20.
Take advantage of bulk discounts. Order 20 bags and save $1.5 per bag ($30 total savings) or order 40 bags and save $7.50 per bag ($300 total savings). This very clean mix is garden seed quality and has an amazing germination rate. It is puzzling why one would invest their valuable time and effort to raise their own chickens (and other livestock) only to feed them the same commerialized pellet feed product as the factory farm industry. We designed and researched this mix to ensure our own poultry was getting their needed nutrition. Several families have used it for other livestock such as pigs, cows, bunnies, goats, and more. Approximately 17% Crude Protein and offers a variety of grains and seeds. This is a great mix for poultry, ducks, bunnies, and other livestock if you plan to ferment, sprout, or grow fodder for them.
Organic Sprouting Feed ( Ferment , Sprout , Fodder)
The cost of organic feed often limits most of us from affording to do what is right. By simply adding water and a little time, you can increase the nutritional value of the seeds and grains and increase the yield and ease wallet pain. Reading a few organic feed labels makes it a lot less desirable to me. Not to mention the smell of commercial pellets organic or not, is enough for me to avoid offering it as food. I like being able to see each and every ingredient and have confidence in exactly what they are eating as my family consumes the eggs from our chickens.
Chicken scratch has split corn and other various broken seeds and hulls that are not designed to sprout. If you try to ferment, sprout, or fodder commercial feed you will most likely end up with mold.
Dry grains and seeds fed dry only allow 20% of the protein to be absorbed. Decide to ferment, sprouts, or grow fodder and the nutrients are more available for digestion. All seeds and grains have a preservation coating which allows the seeds to endure harsh conditions. Nature designed the coating to protect stored proteins, fats, and minerals until germination and growth. In fact, seeds can pass through a digestive system and are still able to grow into healthy plants.
This same protective coating consists of anti-nutrients that can lead to nutrient deficiencies in essential minerals when consumed. They primarily block calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. The anti-nutrients include enzyme inhibitors, difficult to digest proteins, phytic acid, and tannins. Eliminate the natural coating and unleash all the nutrients for your poultry to digest through fermenting, sprouting, or growing fodder. This will increase minerals, enzymatic activity, omego 3’s, B vitamins, vitamin C, folate, fiber, lysine (essential amino acid), digestibility of the protein to 80%, and stimulate the immune system.
Mice are attracted to the traditional dry feed pellets that are kept out at night. Instead give 1/3lb of sprouts per hen in the morning and they will eat it all by night time. Grow mint around the coop to deter mice as well.