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Poultry Feed & Bedding


Feeding Poultry

Feeding your chickens couldn’t be made easier with Mole Valley Farmer’s extensive range of poultry feed. 

Choosing the right feed for your chickens depends on the age of the chicken.

If you are rearing chicks, they should be fed on chick crumbs from day one up until they are 2-4 weeks old, slowly changing from chick crumbs to poultry pellets.  Poultry pellets can be fed to chickens until they are 16-18 weeks old at a rate of approximately 120g* per head per day.  By the time the chickens are 20 weeks old they should be moved into laying accommodation and be fed layers pellets or layers mash.  This feed gives a good balance in their diets to maintain good health and healthy egg production.  Once the pullet starts to lay it is called a hen.  

*Feed quantities are approximate and may need to be increased or decreased according to the breed and size of the birds being fed.  The amount of natural forage, such as grass and worms that are being consumed will also affect feeding rates.  The quantities given here are calculated on a medium sized breed / warren type bird.


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MVF Mixed Poultry Corn - 20kg
MVF Mixed Poultry Corn - 20kg
£6.55  ex VAT
£6.55  inc VAT
MVF Mixed Poultry Corn - 20kg. A quality mixture of whole wheat and cut maize for feeding as a complementary scratch feed to poultry.
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Product code: 34567
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AgriVite Oystershell Grit - 1.2kg
AgriVite Oystershell Grit - 1.2kg
£3.40  ex VAT
£3.40  inc VAT
AgriVite Oystershell Grit - 1.2kg. AgriVite oystershell grit is soluble grit. Chickens need soluble grit to produce harder and more
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Product code: 1111611
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AgriVite Nutri-Peck Block - 250g
AgriVite Nutri-Peck Block - 250g
£2.60  ex VAT
£2.60  inc VAT
AgriVite Nutri-Peck Block - 250g. AgriVite nutri-peck block contains specially selected ingredients to provide nutritional and digestive
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Product code: 1111615
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Marriages Layers Quail Micro Pellets - 20kg
Marriages Layers Quail Micro Pellets - 20kg
£11.45  ex VAT
£11.45  inc VAT
Marriages Layers Quail Micro Pellets - 20kg. Marriages micro pellets are easier for Quail to eat and digest than standard 3mm pellets.
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Product code: 1137456
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Marriages Mixed Corn - 7.5kg
Marriages Mixed Corn - 7.5kg
£4.75  ex VAT
£4.75  inc VAT
Marriages Mixed Corn - 7.5kg. A non-GM treat feed from Marriages that should be fed in the afternoon occasionally, once the birds have
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Product code: 1120829
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Saracen Toasted Maize Chicken Treat - 2kg
Saracen Toasted Maize Chicken Treat - 2kg
£2.50  ex VAT
£2.50  inc VAT
Saracen Toasted Maize Chicken Treat - 2kg. The toasted maize treat from Saracen is designed to be a high energy supplementary treat used
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Product code: 1148953
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Marriages Royal Variety Mixed Corn - 15kg
Marriages Royal Variety Mixed Corn - 15kg
£8.40  ex VAT
£8.40  inc VAT
Marriages Royal Variety Mixed Corn - 15kg. The Marriages Royal Variety Mixed Corn is a superb mix of scrumptious ingredients, the food is
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Product code: 1121086
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Layers Pellets - 20kg
Layers Pellets - 20kg
£7.50  ex VAT
£7.50  inc VAT
Layers Pellets - 20kg. A high quality, versatile, 17% protein, compound feed designed for feeding to laying hens at all stages of the
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Product code: 1086966
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Oyster Shell Grit - 25kg
Oyster Shell Grit - 25kg
£9.40  ex VAT
£9.40  inc VAT
Oyster Shell Grit - 25kg. Oyster shell grit is used to provide poultry with enough calcium to produce strong bones and good egg shells.
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Product code: 2800
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MVF Whole Wheat Feed - 25kg
MVF Whole Wheat Feed - 25kg
£7.80  ex VAT
£7.80  inc VAT
MVF Whole Wheat Feed - 25kg. Whole wheat quality cereal feed.
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Product code: 13776
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Marriages Poultry Breeder Pellets - 20kg
Marriages Poultry Breeder Pellets - 20kg
£11.05  ex VAT
£11.05  inc VAT
Marriages Poultry Breeder Pellets - 20kg. The marriages poultry breeder pellets is suitable for chicken, ducks and geese, it is designed
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Product code: 1120820
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Marriages Organic Mixed Corn - 20kg
Marriages Organic Mixed Corn - 20kg
£13.25  ex VAT
£13.25  inc VAT
Marriages Organic Mixed Corn - 20kg. The Marriages organic mixed corn is a mix of organic wheat and organic cut maize, it is ideal to feed
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Product code: 1120826
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Marriages Farmyard Layers Pellets - 7.5kg
Marriages Farmyard Layers Pellets - 7.5kg
£5.25  ex VAT
£5.25  inc VAT
Marriages Farmyard Layers Pellets - 7.5kg. The Marriages Farmyard layers pellets is a suitable to feed from point of lay to all laying
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Product code: 1120827
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Marriages Poultry Growers Pellets - 7.5kg
Marriages Poultry Growers Pellets - 7.5kg
£5.10  ex VAT
£5.10  inc VAT
Marriages Poultry Growers Pellets - 7.5kg. The Marriages Poultry Growers Pellets will provide a balanced diet for quality growth. It is
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Product code: 1120830
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Marriages Chick Crumb + ACS - 7.5kg
Marriages Chick Crumb + ACS - 7.5kg
£6.05  ex VAT
£6.05  inc VAT
Marriages Chick Crumb + ACS - 7.5kg. The Marriages Chick Crumb is designed to give birds the best possible start in life. It is
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Product code: 1120834
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Marriages Organic Layers Pellets - 5kg
Marriages Organic Layers Pellets - 5kg
£4.60  ex VAT
£4.60  inc VAT
Marriages Organic Layers Pellets - 5kg. The Marriages organic layers pellets is made from organic ingredients, making it the ideal feed
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Product code: 1120836
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Marriages Organic Mixed Corn - 5kg
Marriages Organic Mixed Corn - 5kg
£4.45  ex VAT
£4.45  inc VAT
Marriages Organic Mixed Corn - 5kg. The Marriages organic mixed corn is a mix of organic wheat and organic cut maize, it is ideal to feed
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Product code: 1120837
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Marriages Organic Poultry Starter Crumb - 5kg
Marriages Organic Poultry Starter Crumb - 5kg
£4.80  ex VAT
£4.80  inc VAT
Marriages Organic Poultry Starter Crumb - 5kg. The Marriages organic poultry starter crumb is designed to give your birds the best
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Product code: 1120838
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Marriages Organic Poultry Grower Pellets - 5kg
Marriages Organic Poultry Grower Pellets - 5kg
£4.90  ex VAT
£4.90  inc VAT
Marriages Organic Poultry Grower Pellets - 5kg. The Marriages organic poultry growth pellets is ideal for laying hens feed from five weeks
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Product code: 1120839
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MVF Layers Pellets - 7.5kg
MVF Layers Pellets - 7.5kg
£4.40  ex VAT
£4.40  inc VAT
MVF Layers Pellets - 7.5kg. Quality layers pellets with 16% protein and a complete nutritional diet for laying birds from point of lay to
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Product code: 1075843
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Chickens are great waste disposal units, they especially love greenery and, if fed to them, the eggs they produce will be lower in cholesterol and contain more omega 3.  They enjoy access to grass and fresh greens such as cabbage leaves as well as insects, worms and seeds but remember they cannot achieve their laying potential on grain or scraps alone.

Clean, fresh drinking water should be available to the chickens at all times. Under cold conditions additional amounts of water will be consumed.

Chickens don’t have teeth so mixed grit or oyster shell should be fed alongside poultry pellets.  This acts as tiny millstones, breaking up the food in the gizzard and enabling the chickens to get maximum nutrition from their food.  A hen’s crop is only capable of holding about 100g of food, so it is adviseable not to mix grain or corn with pellets, as the birds will tend to go for the grain first, fill their crops and then be unable to eat sufficient pellets.  This can often lead to problems as the birds will not be receiving a balanced diet, which may affect their laying potential.  If corn is fed to your chickens, it must only be done so as a treat (maximum of 20g per bird per day) in the afternoons.

Feeders must be kept clean and removed from the run at night to discourage vermin – rats bring disease.  

A common misconception is that there is no need to feed layers pellets or meal to hens that are not laying because they are going through a moult, or to pullets before they come into lay.  In fact, both these periods are times when a hen particularly needs protein.  If adequate food is not given then laying performance will be affected in the future.


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