At Barastoc, we put the chicken before the egg!
People and chickens have been living side-by-side for a very long time. Our feathered friends were digging up worms and laying fresh eggs in backyards over 5,000 years ago. And from the beginning, they’ve had people all over the world asking the big question: which came first, the chicken or the egg?
At Barastoc we firmly believe in putting the chicken before the egg. More than 75 years experience in feeding poultry has taught us that healthy, happy and well-nourished chooks produce better eggs, more often. And not everyone keeps poultry just for their eggs. Chicken’s make great companions, are great for teaching children about animal husbandry, and are a wonderful source of enjoyment.
Chickens are omnivores, so their natural diet includes both animal and vegetable material. In the wild this would consist of foraging for insects, worms, small rodents, seeds and other plant material. The diet of domesticated chickens should aim to provide a similar range of nutrients to what they would get in the wild. It should also encourage the chicken’s natural foraging behaviours.
Your backyard is unlikely to provide everything your chooks need in sufficient quantities, especially if they’re laying hens. And that’s where Barastoc can help. Barastoc have a feed for every flock, and for every bird from chicks through to laying hens and show-birds.
When it comes to feeding backyard chickens, they give back what you put in. Every Barastoc feed is developed on the basis of sound nutritional science, using premium quality ingredients that are sourced predominantly from Australian farmers. So when you feed Barastoc, you can be confident your birds are getting everything they need to thrive. And of course our poultry feeds have always been, and will always be, 100% hormone free.
Keeping chickens is incredibly rewarding and with a little guidance anyone can do it. That’s why in addition to providing the best feeds, we have developed the “Chook Book”, to give you all the information you need to care for your own backyard flock. You can visit www.chookbook.com.au or download your free Chook Book here <<click here>>.
For further information, please contact our Ridley Sales & Support team on 1300 666 657 or email email@example.com.