Let’s begin with some mixed flock 101. Perhaps you already have a mixed flock or are simply entertaining the idea. In either case, there are absolute essentials that you might want to consider to give your birds the very best.Let’s address a common concern right away if you haven’t embarked on the adventure of raising a mixed flock. First, different kinds of birds can coexist peacefully together! Of course, poultry keepers should prepare to put in a bit of work at the outset. However, once you establish the flock’s living arrangements, most mixed flock keepers say things run pretty smoothly.
First, Make Some Room
We’ll get to the importance of all flock feed. Before we get to that, though, we need to take a look at living conditions.To happily and harmoniously raise a mixed flock, your birds will need lots of elbow room (figuratively speaking). Each type of bird will be able to carve out niches for themselves. Lots of space means birds will more easily avoid territorial disputes. Additionally, if a fight does break out, combatants will have somewhere to retreat and restore harmony.Free-range living conditions provide optimal outcomes for birds, of course. However, not every chicken/bird-keeper can supply this kind of space for their birds. In that event, you should work to ensure that you can at least maintain a large chicken run.
Take Into Account the Maturity of Your Flock
Before you introduce everybody, make sure they’re developmentally ready for group living. Six to eight weeks of age is the consensus age for most poultry to live outdoors in groups. Birds this age remain young and adaptable. Furthermore, they can constitutionally withstand the elements better, and have the strength to defend themselves should the need arise.If you raise ducklings, keep them separate from the rest of the flock until about 10 weeks.
All flock feed is just one of the ingredients you will need for a happy, healthy mixed flock. We’re about to address its benefits, but before we do, we’d like to issue a quick reminder. The other ingredients you will need for an optimal flock are time and flexibility.As anyone who has ever had new roommates or neighbors will tell you, getting along can sometimes take patience. Personality differences inevitably arise, and birds are no exception. When you commit to raising a mixed flock, you must commit to daily observation and modifying their living conditions.You can successfully keep a flock of different kinds of fowl and poultry. You just need to be willing to invest a little time and effort to establish harmony in the group!
All Flock Feed and Your Birds
We’re ready to get to the important stuff: all flock feed.Proper nutrition is the component that brings all of your hard work together. Once your birds mature and have enough space, you need to give them the best quality diet possible.As we stated before, a free-range environment is definitely the best way to ensure a content, robust flock. One of the benefits of free range conditions is that it enables fowl and poultry to forage. Foraging provides birds with a varied diet and species-specific nutrition.Having said that, foraging alone is no guarantee of a proper diet for your mixed flock.Depending on the purpose of your flock (eggs, meat, or companionship), your flock will have different dietary requirements.
All Flock Feed is Versatile
It’s all in the name - all flock feed is perfect for mixed flocks. Feed the whole crew whether your chickens are layers or broilers, whether you’re growing or breeding additional poultry and waterfowl.Take chickens, for example. New Heritage Feed Co.’s all flock pellets are a complete grower, finisher, and breeder for both layers and broilers. Our 18% all flock feed also works as a grower and finisher feed for turkeys. Pheasants also benefit from our 18% all flock pellets as a finisher and breeder feed.For those flocks that need a soy-free alternative, our 17% feed can help grow an organic and “soy-free” flock.
Essential Oils Round It All Out
New Heritage Feed with essential oils features a proprietary blend of oils. We partner with companies that employ leading chemists in the essential oil and natural health market, to promote the health and wellness of your flock.Essential oils are part of our dedication to providing animal feeds with all-natural ingredients for optimum health and nutrition. Testimonials from New Heritage Feed Co. customers describe poultry with a healthy, glossy sheen and altered feather composition.
New Heritage Feed Co. All Flock Feeds for Healthy Flocks, Meat, and Eggs - Naturally
Delicious, healthful eggs and meat start with flourishings flocks. Flourishing flocks start with healthy diets. Healthy diets depend on nutrient-rich feed free of harmful additives.That’s why New Heritage Feed Co. is committed to developing feeds with an emphasis on natural ingredients and blends.Our mixed flock feed options were developed with the diverse nutritional needs of your birds in mind. 18% All Flock Pellets with Essential Oils meets the needs of a flock that includes chickens, ducks, pheasants, and turkeys. For a soy-free all natural alternative, we offer 17% Organic, All Flock, No-Soy Layer Poultry Feed. Enjoy a content and hearty flock with these all flock feeds. The delicious result will be delectable eggs and meat.Decide which of our all flock feed options are best for you and the needs of your flock. Contact New Heritage Feed Co. with any questions about how our nutritional blends can work for you.