Naturally Free Organic Grower is a Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Organic product. We use a blend of organic whole grains grown in the Pacific Northwest. While all of our products are soy free, our Naturally Free poultry feed line is both soy free and corn free.
At 8 weeks of age, your chicks’ growth rate will start to slow and they will be big enough to consume whole grains. This is the perfect time to begin transitioning your chickens to our Naturally Free Organic Grower. Don’t worry about any left over Naturally Free Organic Starter; you can mix the two feeds together.
Naturally Free Organic Grower contains a similar mixture of organic ingredients to the Naturally Free Organic Starter feed but it contains less protein and the grains are left in their whole, natural state. We leave the grains whole because oxidation begins once a grain is cracked. Oxidation slowly diminishes nutritional value as the oil in the grain starts to turn rancid which shortens the shelf life and palatability of the grain.
At 8 weeks you can begin to transition your growing birds to our Naturally Free Organic Grower from their starter ration as they have developed to a point where they can handle the larger whole grains.
Be sure to continue offering Grit – we provide a Grower Grit (choose type on grit page) which is the appropriate size for birds who are not yet full grown. You can continue to feed our Naturally Free Organic Starter and combine with Grower if you still have some left. They should be large enough now to be outdoors and starting to get accustomed to sleeping in their coop.