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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 Chick Crumbs Organic - 20kg
MVF Chick Crumbs Organic - 20kg
14.5  ex VAT
14.50  inc VAT
MVF Chick Crumbs Organic - 20kg. New born chicks should be given chick crumbs and clean fresh water which must be available at all times.
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Product code: 29906
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Marriages Organic Layers Pellets - 20kg
Marriages Organic Layers Pellets - 20kg
13.75  ex VAT
13.75  inc VAT
Marriages Organic Layers Pellets - 20kg. The Marriages organic layers pellets is made from organic ingredients, making it the ideal feed
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Product code: 1120825
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Marriages Organic Mixed Corn - 20kg
Marriages Organic Mixed Corn - 20kg
12.15  ex VAT
12.15  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 Chick Crumb + ACS - 20kg
Marriages Chick Crumb + ACS - 20kg
11.7  ex VAT
11.70  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 Duck & Goose Starter Crumbs - 20kg
Marriages Duck & Goose Starter Crumbs - 20kg
11.45  ex VAT
11.45  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 Poultry Breeder Pellets - 20kg
Marriages Poultry Breeder Pellets - 20kg
10.35  ex VAT
10.35  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 Poultry Growers Pellets - 20kg
Marriages Poultry Growers Pellets - 20kg
9.6  ex VAT
9.60  inc VAT
Marriages Poultry Growers Pellets - 20kg. The Marriages poultry growers pellets will provide a balanced diet for quality growth, it is a
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Product code: 1120819
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Marriages Farmyard Layers Mash - 20kg
Marriages Farmyard Layers Mash - 20kg
9.55  ex VAT
9.55  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 - 20kg
Marriages Farmyard Layers Pellets - 20kg
9.45  ex VAT
9.45  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 Grower Pellets - 20kg
Marriages Duck & Goose Grower Pellets - 20kg
9.45  ex VAT
9.45  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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Whole Maize - 25kg
Whole Maize - 25kg
9.15  ex VAT
9.15  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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Oyster Shell Grit - 25kg
Oyster Shell Grit - 25kg
7.85  ex VAT
7.85  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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Marriages Royal Variety Mixed Corn - 15kg
Marriages Royal Variety Mixed Corn - 15kg
7.85  ex VAT
7.85  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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AgriVite Oystershell Grit - 3.2kg
AgriVite Oystershell Grit - 3.2kg
7.7  ex VAT
7.70  inc VAT
AgriVite Oystershell Grit - 3.2kg. AgriVite oystershell grit is soluble grit. Chickens need soluble grit to produce harder and more
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Product code: 1111612
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AgriVite Mixed Poultry Grit - 3.8kg
AgriVite Mixed Poultry Grit - 3.8kg
7.3  ex VAT
7.30  inc VAT
AgriVite Mixed Poultry Grit - 3.8kg. AgriVite mixed poultry grit contains a mixture of both oystershell and flint grit, to make sure that
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Product code: 1111610
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MVF Whole Wheat Poultry Feed - 25kg
MVF Whole Wheat Poultry Feed - 25kg
7.25  ex VAT
7.25  inc VAT
MVF Whole Wheat Poultry Feed - 25kg. Whole wheat quality cereal poultry feed.
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Product code: 13776
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Chick Starter Crumbs - 20kg
Chick Starter Crumbs - 20kg
7.15  ex VAT
7.15  inc VAT
Chick Starter Crumbs - 20kg. A high quality, versatile, 18% protein, compound feed designed for feeding to new born chicks at the first
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Product code: 1086954
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Layers Pellets - 20kg
Layers Pellets - 20kg
7.0  ex VAT
7.00  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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Poultry Grower Pellets - 20kg
Poultry Grower Pellets - 20kg
6.9  ex VAT
6.90  inc VAT
Poultry Grower Pellets - 20kg. A high quality, versatile, 17% protein, compound feed designed for feeding to growing chickens in a range
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Product code: 1086965
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Layers Mash - 20kg
Layers Mash - 20kg
6.85  ex VAT
6.85  inc VAT
Layers Mash - 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: 1086956
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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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