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.