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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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AgriVite Amazin' Grit Block - 150g
AgriVite Amazin' Grit Block - 150g
£1.45  ex VAT
£1.45  inc VAT
AgriVite Amazin' Grit Block - 150g. AgriVite amazin' grit block provides essential grit to chickens of all ages with the additional
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Product code: 1111616
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Marriages Organic Mixed Corn - 5kg
Marriages Organic Mixed Corn - 5kg
£4.40  ex VAT
£4.40  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
£4.65  ex VAT
£4.65  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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Dengie Fresh Bed For Chickens - 50L
Dengie Fresh Bed For Chickens - 50L
£6.96  ex VAT
£8.35  inc VAT
Dengie Fresh Bed For Chickens - 50L. Dengie fresh bed for chickens is a chopped straw bedding with pine oil added for natural anti
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Product code: 1154690
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Easichick Bedding - Approx 10kg
Easichick Bedding - Approx 10kg
£5.07  ex VAT
£6.08  inc VAT
ONLY AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE IN-STORE Easichick Bedding - Approx 10kg. Easichick, made from wood chips is ideal for use with poultry as it
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Product code: 58606
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Cut Maize - 20kg
Cut Maize - 20kg
£7.00  ex VAT
£7.00  inc VAT
Cut Maize - 20kg. Cut maize is an ideal feed stuff for poultry, and has an improved digestibility compared to whole maize. It is a
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Product code: 42948
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MVF Mixed Poultry Corn - 20kg
MVF Mixed Poultry Corn - 20kg
£6.10  ex VAT
£6.10  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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Oyster Shell Grit - 25kg
Oyster Shell Grit - 25kg
£9.20  ex VAT
£9.20  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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Whole Maize - 25kg
Whole Maize - 25kg
£9.30  ex VAT
£9.30  inc VAT
Whole Maize - 25kg. Whole maize is a natural, unprocessed product from the south west of France where the warmer climate is ideal for
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Product code: 13882
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AgriVite Garlic Granules - 500g
AgriVite Garlic Granules - 500g
£4.75  ex VAT
£4.75  inc VAT
AgriVite Garlic Granules - 500g. The garlic granules from Agrivite are a natural supplement for chickens to support the respiratory
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Product code: 1137571
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Marriages Farmyard Layers Pellets - 20kg
Marriages Farmyard Layers Pellets - 20kg
£10.05  ex VAT
£10.05  inc VAT
Marriages Farmyard Layers Pellets - 20kg. The Marriages Farmyard layers pellets is a suitable to feed from point of lay to all laying hens
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Product code: 1120817
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Marriages Duck & Goose Starter Crumbs - 20kg
Marriages Duck & Goose Starter Crumbs - 20kg
£11.50  ex VAT
£11.50  inc VAT
Marriages Duck & Goose Starter Crumbs - 20kg. The marriages duck & goose starter crumbs is the ideally sized and low in dust to allow easy
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Product code: 1120821
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Marriages Duck & Goose Grower Pellets - 20kg
Marriages Duck & Goose Grower Pellets - 20kg
£9.75  ex VAT
£9.75  inc VAT
Marriages Duck & Goose Grower Pellets - 20kg. The Marriages duck & goose grower pellets should be fed from three weeks, for a gradual
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Product code: 1120822
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Marriages Farmyard Layers Mash - 20kg
Marriages Farmyard Layers Mash - 20kg
£10.05  ex VAT
£10.05  inc VAT
Marriages Farmyard Layers Mash - 20kg. The Marriages Farmyard layers mash is suitable to feed from point of lay to all laying hens, geese
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Product code: 1120824
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Marriages Farmyard Layers Pellets - 7.5kg
Marriages Farmyard Layers Pellets - 7.5kg
£5.15  ex VAT
£5.15  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 Farmyard Layers Mash - 7.5kg
Marriages Farmyard Layers Mash - 7.5kg
£5.10  ex VAT
£5.10  inc VAT
Marriages Farmyard Layers Mash - 7.5kg. The Marriages Farmyard layers mash is suitable to feed from point of lay to all laying hens, geese
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Product code: 1120828
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Marriages Poultry Growers Pellets - 7.5kg
Marriages Poultry Growers Pellets - 7.5kg
£4.95  ex VAT
£4.95  inc VAT
Marriages Poultry Growers Pellets - 7.5kg. The Marriages poultry growers pellets will provide a balanced diet for quality growth, it is a
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Product code: 1120830
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Marriages Chick Crumb + ACS - 7.5kg
Marriages Chick Crumb + ACS - 7.5kg
£5.90  ex VAT
£5.90  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 formulated
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Product code: 1120834
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Marriages Chick Crumb + ACS - 20kg
Marriages Chick Crumb + ACS - 20kg
£12.10  ex VAT
£12.10  inc VAT
Marriages Chick Crumb + ACS - 20kg. The Marriages Chick Crumb is designed to give birds the best possible start in life. It is formulated
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Product code: 1120835
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Marriages Organic Layers Pellets - 5kg
Marriages Organic Layers Pellets - 5kg
£4.55  ex VAT
£4.55  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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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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