CHF Organic Coarse Layer is a wholegrain ration similar to the old fashioned "Scratch Mix." Typical ingredients may include wheat, sorghum, barley, triticale, pearl millet, sunflower seed, mung beans and corn. These are mixed without any milling, giving it the "wholegrain" consistency. The diverse mix of colours gives the feed an appreance similar to muesli, making it very appealing to the chicken and owner alike.
The CHF Organic Coarse Layer is designed solely for laying birds in the backyard environment, and offers the daily requirement of cereals needed for healthy laying hens. Incorporated into the wholegrain blend is a "protein pellet" which contains essential vitamins and minerals, protein meals and trace minerals. This ensures the integrity of the feed is maintained and avoids the seperation issues that can occur if adding these ingredients individually.
CHF Organic Coarse Layer is formulated for laying birds (Approx. 18-20 weeks). For young pullets, it is advisable to begin blending the CHF Organic Course Layer with the CHF Organic Chick Starter Grower Mash from around 16 weeks to allow a smooth transistion onto the layer feed, and to ensure extra calcium is provided to the birds as they mature and begin egg production. Typical feed consumption is between 130g - 150g per head per day and is best made accessible through a specially designed self-feeder. To obtain minimal wastage, ensure your feeder is elevated so the birds can comfortably acccess the feed, but high enough so they cannot scratch it onto the ground with their feet. Always ensure that the birds have access to plenty of clean potable drinking water.