Make sure you have the time and the space before jumping in and buying chickens. Do your homework first to read up as much as you can about the dos and don’ts of chicken keeping. Whilst they are relatively easy to keep, they do need daily care.
Why would you recommend Farmgate Feeds?
Farmgate Feeds is a trusted brand using only the best raw ingredients. Our laying diets are complete, fully balanced and within the range we have something to suit all chicken keepers.
How important is nutrition for chicks and what else helps them get off to the best start?
Early nutrition for chicks is very important. Chicks grow so much in the first few weeks of their lives, and they need a high protein, balanced diet to support their growth and development. A diet with ACS also prevents the chicks from contracting coccidiosis (a parasitic disease of the intestinal tract).
How can hen keepers ensure they get good layers?
Feed a well-balanced diet. Not all birds lay 365 days a year, so if you do want good “all round” layers research your breeds first - Rhode Island Red, Leghorn, Sussex, Plymouth Rocks, Ancona, Barnevelder and Marans make a great choice.