Chicken Treat by Dr Green, our own brand special mix of everything your chicken loves!
As the name suggest this is a treat for chickens, to be fed as part of a healthy diet. This unique mix is the ideal treat to be fed to all types of poultry. It combines all of the goodies that you would usually have to buy in separate packs all into one handy treat.
Below, we have an in depth look into why we feed treats to our chickens and why Dr Green Chicken Treat is the ideal mix for your chooks!
What Is In Dr Green Chicken Treat?
Our unique chicken treat is made up of tasty quality ingredients that will tantalise your chickens taste buds. We have listed below all of the ingredients and why they are included in the mix. We like to think that our Dr Green Chicken Treat offers a complete feeding supplement to standard layers pellets and combines all of the benefits of treats with a palatable feed for the chickens.
At a glance – Oil – 5.50% – Protein – 11.00% – Fibre – 4.00% – Ash – 2.00% Moisture 14.00%
Mixed Grit – This medium coarse grit plays an essential part in a chickens diet. It provides calcium for the chickens to ensure the egg shells are strong and healthy. Calcium also allows the chickens to digest their food better as well, it helps grind up the food in the gizzards.
Kibbled Peas – These are a good source of protein and energy. Adding peas to the diet of a chicken is thought to increase the weight of the eggs they produce. These tasty looking treats look the most appetising for the chickens and gives them something different to snack on.
Black Sunflower Seeds – These are a very good treat for the chickens, not only are they very nutritious but they are also fun to eat. The chickens will enjoy pecking at these seeds to get at the heart inside. Both parts of the seed are tasty and good for them. The oils in these seeds are good for healthy feather growth.
Dried Banana Chips – These pieces of dried fruit will have your chooks going crazy. Chickens love fruit and although these chips are high in sugar, fed in small quantities they are a great treat for your birds. They provide energy as well as being fun to eat.
Wheat – Adding wheat to your chickens diets has lots of benefits. Wheat is a natural way to enhance the colour of the egg yolk and will aid in the production and laying of eggs. They are high in protein and regarded as the best grain to feed to chickens.
Whole Oats – As with wheat, oats are a great feed for chickens. They are high in protein, taste great and are easy to eat. These whole oats are also a good source of fibre which as with any animal is an essential part of a healthy diet.
Red Dari – This unique seed in the poultry feed world is a very tasty treat that the chickens are not used to. Adding variety to their diet will keep them keen and coming back for more. As with most animal diets, the ingredients need to excite the birds, these seeds will definitely do that.
Buckwheat – As part of a balanced diet, buckwheat plays a part in the overall health and well-being of the chickens. Although not recommended to feed in large proportions, buckwheat does have the benefit of being high in protein and tasty!
Raisins – Another dried fruity treat for the chickens. This popular treat is high in energy and is in high demand from our feathered friends. With its obvious nutritious values, it is a great soft treat.
Flaked Maize – High in protein, energy and fat, corn is a great treat for poultry. It should only be fed as a treat due to its high fat contents. When corn is fed in the afternoon it takes until the evening/night to break down and digest. This keep the body at a constant temperature throughout the night. If chickens could talk then they would most certainly state that corn would be their favourite treat!
Why Feed Dr Green Chicken Treat?
Like us humans, chickens can get a bit bored with the same old feed day after day. They need something to jazz up their diet and tantalise their taste buds. Chicken treat gives them something different apart from the standard pellets, it is a mix of corn, grains, grits and much more. The chickens go wild for it, with each ingredient offering its own advantages.
Chickens like to scratch and forage for food and sometimes come across things they shouldn’t really be eating. By feeding them chicken treat, you give them something to scratch and search for, keeping them active and happy with the added advantage of knowing what they are eating.
Feeding chicken treat is not just about treating your chickens, it also plays a big part in a healthy balanced diet. Each ingredient plays its own vital part is ensuring your chicken has a happy healthy lifestyle.
How to Feed Dr Green Chicken Treat?
Chicken treat is best fed by scattering it around the yard or coop. About 1 hand full per chicken should be enough to satisfy your feathered friends without filling them up too much so they don’t eat their main meal. Just think of them as children, you wouldn’t want them to fill up on sweets all day without getting a full meal inside them!
You can also use any type of feeder or hopper if you wanted to monitor or restrict their intake. It is always best to always have pellets available at all times as well as clean fresh water.
Warning! Once the chickens realise its chicken treat time, they will come running towards you like a stampede of overly happy kids when the ice cream van arrives!
When to feed Dr Green Chicken Treat?
As with other treats, it is best to feed Dr Green Chicken Treat in the afternoon. This allows the chickens time to take in some pellets and digests it overnight, keeping their temperature level. This is especially good during winter months.
Feeding treats to chickens is a good way of keeping them from getting bored, so if they are cooped up on cold wet days then a small amount of chicken treat should keep them entertained.
If you have a flock of 5 birds a 20kg bag of Chicken Treat should last you around 80 days if you were to feed the birds 1 handful each per day.
If you would like to introduce Dr Green Chicken Treat to your chickens then you can purchase it over on our website in 1kg or 20kg bags.
Thanks for reading, if you have any questions or suggestions about the Chicken Treat please leave a comment below!