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Types of Feed And Grit Explained

We know the different types of chicken feed can be confusing. At Small Pet Select, we know exactly which feed your chicken needs to stay happy and healthy. Below, you’ll find all of the types of chicken feed we offer. Feed is categorized by its uses and levels of protein, fiber, and fat. Understanding each type is super beneficial, so let’s cover the basics.

FEED, ANYONE?The basis of any good chicken diet is a high-quality feed. Feed provides those fluffy feathers with the right amount of protein and minerals to keep their health in tip-top shape. And it keeps those eggs comin'. (Can you say bonus? I mean, we can. And we do.)

GRIT? WE'VE GOT IT.When's the last time you saw a chicken tooth?Grit can’t be dissolved; it stays in the gizzard and it’s used to grind food because chickens don’t have teeth. (Sorry, guys.)

Grit takes the place of what teeth do... it grinds and crushes the food in the gizzards. Even the youngest birds need some grit to keep their gizzards working properly. Your birds should always have some on hand. Chickens will self-regulate their grit intake, so no worries about overdoing it. But if they need some and can't get to any, they may end up with digestive problems.

P.S. All of our chicken feeds are sourced in the U.S.A. 🇺🇸 #Winning.

Chicken Feed


Type of Chicken Feed Uses Description Fiber Protein Fat

Daily feed for adult chickens 18 weeks and older. 

Perfect for your mature flock. A combination of high protein pellets, grains and seeds with a light basting of Omega 3 vegetable oil feed provides essential protein meal along with whole grains mixed throughout.

Max 6.0%

18%

Min 4.0%

Daily feed for younger chickens ages 6-18 weeks.

The very best nutrition for your teenagers. Low fat and high protein help with feather and muscle growth.

Max 3.0%

18%

Min 2.4%

Daily feed for baby chicks up to 8 weeks.

The perfect combination for your littlest flock members. This simple feed with high protein gives your chicks that boost they need to grow big and strong. 💪🏼

Max 6.0%

22%

Min 3.0%

Daily feed for adult chickens 18 weeks and older. 

Corn-free and soy-free, this complete feed is a mix of everything your flock needs, combining high protein pellets, grains, and seeds, which means you’re providing the essential protein meal and the excitement of whole grains mixed throughout.

Max 6.0%

15%

Min 2.5%

Daily chicken feed for baby chicks - 18-20 weeks of age.

A mix of everything your flock needs, combining high protein pellets (18%), corn, grains, and seeds. This combination feed means you’re providing the essential protein meal and the excitement of whole grains mixed throughout.

Max 6.0%

18%

Min 3.0%

Chicken Grit

Type of Grit Uses Description Ingredients

From hatch to 6-8 weeks of age.

Even the youngest birds need some chicken grit to keep their gizzards working properly. We've got the perfect size just for the babies. Sizes can be mixed with no worry; the birds will choose the right sizes for themselves.

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6ish - 18ish weeks of age.

Help your youngsters grow up strong and healthy! (And we promise, that gangly phase will pass.) We've got the perfect size just for "growers." Sizes can be mixed with no worry; the birds will choose the right sizes for themselves.

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Adult Layers

Birds will self-regulate their grit intake, so no worries about overdoing it. But if they need some and can't get to any, they may end up with digestive problems. Keep a bit out for you egg-laying friends at all times.

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