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New 5kg Natural Free Range Layers Crumble Launched!

Monday 16 July 2012


The Smallholder Range has launched its Natural Free Range Layers Crumble in convenient 5kg bags, perfect for people with just a few chickens. The new 5kg bag will also bare a fresh new design.

Made as a Meal / Crumble, this feed helps to prevent selective feeding and creates less dust and waste than a regular meal / mash. Although with fresh new look packaging and a handy new bag size, Natural Free Range Layers Crumble is the same great tried and trusted feed, providing a complete, nutritionally balanced diet, for healthy hens.

Formulated from quality Non-GM ingredients and with added Omega 3, Natural Free Range Layers Crumble contains no artificial colours and is Vegetarian Society Approved. Boosted with vitamins and minerals, this feed provides everything hens need for optimum health all year round.

To order a new 5kg Natural Free Range Layers Cumble, click here!

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Update: Avian Influenza Update ‘Higher Risk Areas’
On 10 April the UK Chief Veterinary Officer announced that from 13 April, housing or range netting would no longer be required in Higher Risk Areas. This decision was taken on the basis of the latest veterinary advice and scientific evidence which concluded that the level of risk to poultry in the Higher Risk Areas has now reduced to the same level as that across the rest of England. For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-winter-2016-to-2017
Need feeding advice?
For helpful feeding advice, contact our friendly Nutrition Team: Call 01362 822902 - Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
Update: Avian Influenza Update ‘Higher Risk Areas’
Further to the Avian Influenza update by DEFRA on March 20th 2017, there are now ‘Higher Risk Areas’ (HRAs) which have been defined to manage the disease. To find out if you are in a HRA, use the interactive map http://www.gisdiseasemap.defra.gov.uk/intmaps/avian/map.jsp and then follow the below advice: • if you’re not in a Higher Risk Area, then birds can be allowed outdoors into fenced areas provided the areas meet certain conditions • if you are in a Higher Risk Area then keepers must either keep their birds housed, in permanent or temporary sheds; or allow birds outdoors but only into a fenced run which is fully covered by netting
Do I need to feed my chicken grit?
Grit has a very important role to play in poultry nutrition as birds do not have any teeth and therefore require an alternative way of breaking up their feed. A chicken’s anatomy is such that after the food has been stored in the crop it then passes further down the digestive tract into the gizzard, which is also known as a mechanical stomach. Here the pieces of grit ingested by the birds act as tiny millstones, which in conjunction with the powerful muscles of the gizzard break down the feed into smaller particles, making digestion and nutrient adsorption more effective.
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