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We have Layer Feed, Poultry Starter, Poultry Grower, and Scratch in stock.
Pig and Ewe feed is now available on an advance preorder only. Please email your order and it will be available on our next feed shipment (usually a few business days).
We do not have appointments. Please just come during our regular business hours posted below:
13101 Ashland Road
Ashland, VA 23005
This website was last updated on: August 18, 2022 - 9:08 a.m.
We accept Cash and all major credit cards. Sorry, no checks.
Now accepting Zelle
Cash is much appreciated.
What is "Scratch" and why should I feed it to my chickens?
Chickens are compelled to scratch at the ground. They use their toes to mix up litter or scrape the ground in search of seeds, greens, grit, and insects to eat. Spreading scratch grains encourages this behavior. Scratch is also used to help chickens generate energy in cold months or simply as a treat. It's also a great training tool and prevents boredom.
Scratch is not intended to be the only food source for your chickens. You should think of scratch as more of a treat or supplement. It should be used in combination with a complete feed diet.
The Dunreath Farm blend of scratch is made from Non-GMO Corn, Wheat, Barley, Oats, Soybeans, Sunflower Seeds and Sunflower Oil making it both tasty as well as energy rich for when the weather turns cold.
We recommend feeding scratch to chickens in the afternoon after birds have eaten their normal feed diet.
Provide only as much scratch grains as chickens can finish in 15 to 20 minutes.
When feeding scratch grains to chickens, it is also important to provide grit to help the chickens grind and digest the grains properly. If chickens have access to the ground, they can typically find enough grit in the form for small rocks or pebbles, but it is helpful to supply commercial grit. Oyster shell should not be used as grit since it is too soft and does not aid in grinding. In addition, growing chickens have a lower calcium requirement, and too much calcium can adversely affect their kidneys.