Why The popularity of backyard chickens isn't just a fad, its a way of life! 

sus·tain·a·ble

of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged

 

Chicken keeping is more important than ever during this time of uncertainty in our world and the restructuring we’ve yet to grasp.  Anyone who knows me, knows my passion and commitment to my work; the proper care & raising of chickens. Chickens are the Taproot to sustainable living.  Chickens produce eggs which nourish our bodies.  Their shells, droppings and shavings then become compost which becomes these miraculous bio-nutrients for our gardens, which in turn nourish our bodies with food; and the cycle continues. 

 

Whether you are a first time flock owner or have enjoyed raising chickens for years, we can all agree that the excitement of opening up a box of fluffy chicks never gets old. Of course, what you feed your chickens is just as important as the husbandry skills used to raise your birds.  Our NON GMO "Cool Chick" 21% chick starter & 

"Layin' Large" 18% laying ration are guaranteed fresh, top quality feeds!  

About OUR FEED....

There is no denying…once you become a chicken owner, life is richer!  The joy of having a flock is something only chicken people get….and that’s OK by us.  Those who tend to the land, raise flocks or farm in any way find that life can be deeply satisfying. 

A rich life not bought but created.  

 

As keepers of rare and heritage poultry, we created our NON GMO layer ration for the sole purpose of providing our flocks with a nutritious, freshly milled feed that is free of GMO grains and toxic chemicals.  Whole grains, the way our grandparents used to feed! 

We are grateful for the opportunity to earn your business and trust by providing you with some of the freshest, NON GMO chicken feed in the industry! One look at and smell of our feed and you will notice quality grains that can actually be identified! 

 

We understand the need to provide our flocks with the best possible life and feeding NON-GMO plays a big part in providing that life. Our experience has shown that feeding NON GMO results in a healthy digestive tract, a more productive egg layer and a chicken with gorgeous, full feathers. 

 

As farmers, we work hard to keep our prices fair while providing a product that is nothing less than superior.  The pricing we offer to our customers is “direct from the farm pricing.” In the United States, it is possible for soybeans and corn to be handled as many as 15 times from the time it leaves the farm until processing. That is simply not the case when you buy from Cedar Crest Farm and Feed! The farmer where our grains are purchased from is a local, organic,  “salt of the earth farmer” who shares our values both in business and in life.  Just like this farmer, I promise to strive to provide a superior product and develop life- long relationships with our customers!  

 

We are so confident that your flock will benefit from our feed that we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. (Shipped feed will be eligible for refund for feed less shipping costs.  

Thank you for the opportunity to earn your trust, your business and your farm friendship!  

Lisa Marie Samples

Feed

Chicks are started on an organic chick starter food. If you chose to use a medicated feed, then chicks should be fed this medicated feed until 7 weeks of age. After 7 weeks, they can be put on an un-medicated grower feed until 16 weeks.

At 17 weeks, pullets should be placed on a diet of cracked corn and layer mash. DO NOT feed your chicks any treats (mealworms, nuts, etc.) until at least 3 weeks of age. This is just junk food for chickens at this age.  Once they have surpassed the 6 week mark, it is perfectly fine to shake a bag of marshmallows or mealworms to train them to come to their coop at night, or to just get them to come to their Mama hen (you) but only in very small amounts.

Chicks around 4 weeks are old enough to be offered chopped spinach, arugula, pomegranate seeds (not the peel) mashed potatoes, cantaloupe on the rind, and their very favorite: watermelon on the rind. Be careful with table scraps, as chickens that are fat, tend to lay very large eggs; which could cause a chicken to become “egg bound.” This can be very painful and cause a hen to die.

When storing feed, always use an airtight container with a snug fitting lid. Food that is contaminated by rodents will cause serious illness or death to your flock. Take the extra step to purchase a metal can with lid- it will last for years and is absolutely rodent proof. 

Non-GMO Layer Feed

 As keepers of rare and heritage poultry, we created our NON GMO layer ration for the sole purpose of providing our flocks with a nutritious, freshly milled feed that is free of GMO grains. After years of working with top livestock nutritionist, we have developed a superior product!

We are grateful for the opportunity to earn your business and trust by providing you with some of the freshest, NON GMO chicken feed in the industry! One look at our feed and you will see quality FRESHLY MILLED grains that can actually be identified! .

 

We understand the need to provide our flocks with the best possible life and feeding NON-GMO plays a big part in providing that life. Our experience has shown that feeding NON GMO results in a healthy digestive tract, a more productive egg layer and a chicken with gorgeous, full feathers.

Herbs

Baby Chicks can be given tea from day one that will assist with boosting the immune system and offer a vast array of benefits. Tea can be made by steeping them in hot water for 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature and offer. A small pot can be brewed and used for several days. Do not worry about removing the herbs as they will be soft enough and small enough for the chicks to eat.

The following herbs can be used in the brooder, finely chopped or added to water to make a tea:

Oregano

Poultry studies have proven that the use of oregano will assist in combating coccidian, E. coil and Salmonella. Oregano is packed with vitamins, calcium and antioxidants. It also helps support better immunity and respiratory health.

Garlic

Garlic not only has antibacterial properties but helps treat infections and respiratory problems. Garlic is also known to improve chicken's appetite and the quality of the eggs they lay.

Basil

Basil acts both as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It also promotes a healthy mucus membrane. The respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and immune systems are all benefited by the consumption of basil. A proteinaceous plant, Basil also contains a healthy dose of Vitamin K and iron.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon reduces inflammation, is antibacterial, and has antioxidant properties that can help prevent neurological diseases. Cinnamon helps circulatory systems by thinning blood which improves blood. This helps prevent frostbite in winter.

Offering these to your chicks will result in stronger, healthier chicks. Giving your chicks a natural, organic start puts them on the path to a long, productive life


Preventing B2 Deficiency: Chicks that are deficient in Vitamin B2 can develop neurological issues; which can lead to paralysis, anemia and death. Be sure that your chicks have adequate amounts of riboflavin in their diet. Good Sources include brewer’s yeast, wheat bran, sesame seeds, seaweed, spearmint, parsley and coriander. 

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