Chick Addition Benefits
KELP - Rich in Vitamins & minerals. When added to your chickens’ diet it will result in a higher iodine level in their eggs and brightly coloured yolks. Seaweed can increase fertility as well as overall health. Chickens will grow faster, especially when seaweed is fed in conjunction with brewer's yeast. Seaweed is a source of Prebiotics which work with Probiotics, stimulating the growth of beneficial micro-organisms in the digestive tract.
FLAX SEED - Flax seed in their feed increases the omega-3 levels in eggs, making them more nutritious. The amino acids in flax seed also improve egg production, overall health and feather quality. Flax seed helps hens maintain a healthy weight.
GARLIC - Garlic helps repel fleas, ticks and other parasites, controls the odour of the manure and is a natural wormer. It has overall health benefits, resulting in a higher white blood cell count and supporting respiratory health and the immune system. Adding garlic to their diet will result in a better feed conversion ratio - converting feed mass into body mass.
PROBIOTIC POWDER - Probiotics assure better intestinal health in your flock. They aid digestion, assist in nutrient absorption, help boost productivity and support the immune system in general. Hens fed probiotics maintain healthy weights & lay larger better quality eggs with stronger shells.
DIATOMATEOUS EARTH (DE) - is an all-natural, silica-based, crushed fossil that acts as a parasitic and kills hard-shelled insects. It is effective on both internal & external parasites, including fleas, ticks, flies, aphids, earwigs, silverfish, crickets, millipedes, centipedes & digestive worms. DE added to chicken feed can increase shell weight & thickness, increases egg production and hens’ body weight. DE keeps bugs out of stored feed.
BREWER'S YEAST - Brewer's Yeast is a beneficial supplement which contains all of the essential amino acids. The Niacin in the Brewer's Yeast helps grow nice, strong legs & bones. Other benefits of Brewer's Yeast including better circulation and healthy nervous and cardiovascular systems.
LIVAMOL - The ingredients in LIVAMOL® include a range of protein meals, molasses, pollard, limestone DCP and Cod Liver Oil. To this are added the trace elements Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Iodine, Cobalt, Copper and Vitamins A, D, B1, B2, B6 & B12. The result is a concentrated and nutritious conditioning feed additive suitable for all animals and birds.
CHAMOMILE - Calming, Relaxant, wormer, provides calcium, aids digestion. Kills mites and lice, antiseptic, antibiotic, detoxifier. Chamomile is a source of phytonutrients and minerals, such as flavones, glycosides, bitter glycosides, valeric acid, tannins, salicylic acid, coumarin derivatives, copper, potassium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin C, & vitamin B1.
COMFREY - Aids digestion, anti-inflammatory, supports bone & artery growth, heals sprains and broken bones, only known plant source of Vitamin B12, protein rich. Vitamins include A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C & E. Minerals in Comfrey are calcium, phosphorus, potassium, chromium, cobalt, copper, magnesium, iron, manganese, sodium, boron, lead, sulphur, molybdenum & zinc.
ECHINACEA - Aids in respiratory health, Strengthens immune system. Antimicrobial, Anti-inflammatory, Local anaesthetic, Vulnerary & Carminative. Echinacea increases the ability of white blood cells to destroy invading microorganisms, and boosts the strength of T-lymphocytes, which are vital to the immune system. Additionally, a compound in Echinacea, known as echinacein, helps prevent germs from penetrating and destroying healthy cells.
NETTLES - Increases egg production, overall health boost, blood cleanser, wormer, high in vitamins & nutrients. Nettle has vast amounts of iron, chlorophyll and vitamin C, which increase the body’s red blood cell count. Both nettle and comfrey were old-fashioned dried greens to add to livestock food because they held their nutritional value for so long. Nettles contain vitamins A, B, and K, riboflavin, niacin & folate. It is also rich in minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, copper and magnesium.
OREGANO - Anti-Parasitic, antifungal, antibiotic properties that are thought to combat Coccidia, Salmonella, Infectious Bronchitis, Avian Flu, Blackhead & E. Coli. Oregano contains vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as fibre, folate, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, calcium, and potassium. Oregano has one of the highest antioxidant activity ratings, with 42 times the antioxidant punch of apples.
ROSEHIPS - Rosehips are rich in Vitamin C, A, D and E and Flavonoids. It also contains essential fatty acids which are involved in tissue regeneration and retinoic acid, responsible for skin rejuvenation and quickens the healing of skin damage. A natural antioxidant that will support a healthy immune system and combat all types of stresses that animal’s deal with daily. Rose hips are the best source of vitamin C & they contain 50% more vitamin C than oranges! Some of these beneficial components include vitamin C, A, E, and B-complex, as well as calcium, iron, selenium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulphur, silicon, and zinc. Furthermore, the organic compounds, such as lycopene, pectin, lutein, beta-carotene, are also very powerful and essential. The antioxidant components, which include flavonoids, phytochemicals, and carotenoids also contribute to the health benefits.
SLIPPERY ELM BARK - Anti diarrheal, sooths mucous membranes, wound healer. Slippery elm is a tonic that benefits the adrenal glands, respiratory system, and the gastrointestinal tract. The inner bark of slippery elm also contains various nutrients, such as beta-sitosterol, campestrol, tannin, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, beta-carotene and vitamins B1, B2, B3 & C.