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Organic Poultry Feed

The Essential Guide


Who Is Country Heritage Feeds? Country Heritage Feeds (CHF) is a family owned and operated business located in Toowoomba, Queensland. Since being established in 1998, CHF’s focus has been centred on providing certified organic feeds with superior quality and nutrition. CHF’s dedication to this sees it supply feed to the nation’s largest certified organic producers through to the mums and dads with a few backyard chickens, right across Australia. When purchasing any CHF product, you can rest assured that all grains used have been grown right here in Australia from certified organic farmers and that you’re supporting the Australian agricultural industry.


So Why Feed Your Chickens Certified Organic Feed? You’ve often heard it said that you are what you eat, so wouldn’t it stand to reason that if you enjoy eggs laid from your very own chooks you are in fact what your chooks eat? To some that may seem scary; however feeding Country Heritage Feeds certified organic chicken feed, guarantees you a ration free from genetic modification and/or ingredients grown with the use of harmful chemicals and synthetic fertilisers. When you buy a Country Heritage Feeds poultry ration, you are doing two things. Firstly, you are choosing a healthy product that is not only beneficial for your chooks, but for you and your family as well. Secondly, you are helping the environment through supporting sustainable farming. All certified organic farmers employ environmentally friendly farming techniques with the use of organic inputs only.


Why Have Chickens in Your Backyard? Chickens are great pets to own and are relatively easy to maintain and care for. Some of the benefits of having a few chooks in your backyard are:

Eggs Eggs are extremely beneficial as they supply essential amino acids for humans, and provide several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid (vitamin B9), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. They are also a good food source of protein. Add all this to a chicken fed on a Country Heritage Feeds certified organic layer ration and you can add extra benefits such as omega3 enriched organic eggs.

Your Garden

Chooks by nature are omnivores, which means they love meat as much as they love grains and seeds. This is great for your garden as they scratch around and devour bugs, fleas, moths and any other creepy crawlies that may be around. Furthermore, your garden will receive the benefit of the world’s best fertiliser- chook manure. Chook manure has the highest nitrogen, phosphorus and potash levels of any animal manure in the world, and is a great way to organically feed your garden and in turn give you your own fresh organic vegies.

Great Pets

Unlike some other animals, chickens at any age are great pets around young children and are postman and meter man friendly as well. From day old chicks through to laying hens, your children will always enjoy boasting to their friends about their chickens roaming and growing in their backyard. The biggest thrill of course is when your chickens lay their first eggs; the excitement this brings will certainly be a cherished childhood memory for years to come.

Your Back Pocket

If you think about it, organic chickens fed on Country Heritage Feeds certified organic chicken feed offer a great return on investment, and are easy to care for. For less than 20 cents per chicken per day, you can experience: • Quality feed offering a nutritionally balanced diet • Healthy happy chickens • Organic eggs on a daily basis • Natural, organic, environmentally friendly fertiliser for your garden • Being a step closer to a self sufficient backyard.


Looking After Your Chickens Chickens are relatively easy to look after if you follow some simple steps.

A Safe Enclosure It’s important to provide a safe place for your chickens to roost at night, this not only protects them from the elements, but will also provide protection from any wild animals that may be out and about. Your enclosure should contain a laying box or nest which will allow your chickens to safely lay their eggs. Keeping you chickens in a safe enclosure will also encourage laying to occur in the designating nesting box and not at random locations around your home, this will also protect your eggs from other animals such as dogs.

Mobile Tracter Type Coop

Barn Style Coop

Drinking Water It is vital to the well being of the chooks to have access to adequate clean drinking water. This can be administered through the simplest of methods such as a bucket, but you must ensure it remains topped up to ensure ease of access. The best method is through a dedicated drinker, this is a simple device that can be purchased at your local produce/pet store and requires minimal cleaning. The drinker usually has a reservoir and keeps itself topped up. Advice should be sought on purchasing the best drinker for your situation.

Chicken Drinker

Feeding Just as important as water, it is critical that your chickens have access to feed. Once again this can be done with a dish on the ground; however this will allow the chicken to jump onto the dish and flick the feed out causing mess and wastage. Dedicated feeders are designed to minimise spillage and loss and depending on size and number of chickens, will only need to be topped up every couple of days. Chicken Feeder

When purchasing chickens, your local produce/pet store should have all the items available needed to house, feed and maintain your chickens safely.


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Pellets-Are They Good For Your Chickens?

In the poultry community, it has always been a well debated subject on what type of feed is best to be feeding the humble chicken, Pellets or Mash? While of lot of opinion is based on personal preference, there are certainly advantages to feeding your birds a pelleted feed.

So What’s the Advantage

Despite the two products being made to the same specifications, there are advantages to using a pelleted feed. These are: Less wastage Because chickens are the way they are, the love to scratch around in their feed and generally make a bit of a mess. This can lead them to flicking feed onto the ground, (even from a suspended feeder). In this instance, a mash feed can be spread out on the ground separating the grains (coarser particles) from the protein and vitamins (finer particles). Because chickens have a very sensitive beak and generally feed by feel, more often than not the coarser particles will be eaten, and the essential protein, vitamins and minerals are left to rot on the ground. This results in the birds receiving an unbalanced ration. With a pelleted feed, each and every pellet contains the same proportion of grains, protein, vitamins and minerals – this means that even if the pellet is dispersed from the feeder – because of its size, the chicken will eventually eat it and in doing so will receive a completely balanced diet with every pellet consumed. It also means a cleaner environment for the birds to live in. Better digestion Many studies have shown that chickens can metabolize a pelleted ration more efficiently – this means more quicker digestion that can better convert the energy yielded from the ration. This improves things such as FCR (Feed Conversion Ratio) which means better growth rates and more eggs for less feed consumed. Cleaner Feed Pelleting is a relatively simple process, whereby the feed is conditioned under high pressured steam, and then forced through a die to form the pellet – this can offer greater bacteriological quality and lowers the risk of pathogens such as salmonella being present in the feed. It also can eliminate any infestation such as weevils and grain beetles that may be present in the grains without having to use any phostoxin chemicals and thus maintain its clean organic status.


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Chicken Starter Grower Mash DESCRIPTION

CHF Organic Chick Starter Grower Mash is a broad spectrum ration specially formulated for chicks, pullets and meat birds. Formulated using certified organic grains and protein meals; the CHF Organic Chick Starter Grower Mash is free from all forms of medications that may be found in other starter feeds.

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CERTIFIED TO AS6000

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC 10607

PRODUCT CODE

LAYING HENS Unlike other starter feeds, the uniquely diverse nature of this ration negates the need to change diets from a starter to a grower (pullet grower) part way through the growing cycle. This therefore avoids waste and the expense of a separate feed, as it can be fed to day old chicks through to point of lay hens (Approx. 18-20 weeks) or slaughter for broilers. (Approx. 10 - 12 weeks)It is important to ensure your chicks have free access to feed and water and are protected from any harsh environmental conditions. For very young birds it is necessary to keep them warm with a specialised heater lamp (or light), especially during the colder months. For laying pullets it is also advisable to begin blending the CHF Organic Chick Starter Grower Mash with your preferred CHF Layer ration at 16 weeks of age. This will provide the extra calcium and nutrients to assist with egg production. MEAT BIRDS The CHF Organic Chick Starter Grower Mash is equally adaptable when feeding meat birds, once again avoiding the need to swap to a grower ration during the growth cycle; allowing the same feed to be fed until slaughter. (Approx. 12 weeks).

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ANALYSIS

Min. Crude Protein 18.0% Max. Crude Fibre 7.0% Max. Salt (NaCl) 0.3% Copper 10.5 mg/kg Selenium 0.26 mg.kg Min. Calcium (Ca) 1.0% Max. Calcium (Ca) 1.8% Min. Phosphorus (P) 0.4% Max. Phosphorus (P) 1.0%

• PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA • CERTIFIED ORGANIC • IDEAL FOR CHICKS, PULLETS (LAYER BREEDS, MEAT BIRDS AND DUCKS • 20KG PACKAGING • FEED FROM DAY OLD TO POINT OF LAY OR SLAUGHTER • AVAILABLE AUSTRALIA WIDE (EXCLUDES W.A.)

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Chicken Starter Grower Crumble DESCRIPTION

CHF Organic Chick Starter Grower Crumble is manufactured to the same specifications as the CHF Organic Chick Starter Grower Mash, except that the feed is presented as a crumble. It offers the same broad spectrum ration suitable for all forms of poultry through all growing stages. The crumble is made by finely milling the ration, conditioning it with steam and then pressing it into a pellet. The pellet is then put through a crumbler, which breaks the pellets into a more manageable size for the young birds to consume.

APPLICATION

CERTIFIED TO AS6000

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC 10607

PRODUCT CODE OPO05-C

PULLETS Unlike other starter feeds, the uniquely diverse nature of this ration negates the need to change diets from a starter to a grower (pullet grower) part way through the growing cycle. This therefore avoids waste and the expense of a separate feed, as it can be fed to day old chicks through to point of lay hens (Approx. 18-20 weeks). It is important to ensure your chicks have free access to feed and water and are protected from any harsh environmental conditions. For very young birds it is necessary to keep them warm with a specialised heater lamp (or light), especially during the colder months. For laying pullets it is also advisable to begin blending the CHF Chicken Starter Grower with your preferred CHF Layer ration at 16 weeks of age. This will provide the extra calcium and nutrients to assist with egg production. MEAT BIRDS The CHF Organic Chicken Starter Grower is equally adaptable when feeding meat birds, once again avoiding the need to swap to a grower ration during the growth cycle; allowing the same feed to be fed until slaughter. (Approx. 12 weeks).

KEY POINTS • PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA • CERTIFIED ORGANIC • IDEAL FOR LAYER CHICKENS, MEAT BIRDS AND DUCKS • 20KG PACKAGING • FEED FROM DAY OLD TO POINT OF LAY OR SLAUGHTER • AVAILABLE AUSTRALIA WIDE

ANALYSIS

Min. Crude Protein 18.0% Max. Crude Fibre 7.0% Max. Salt (NaCl) 0.3% Copper 10.5 mg/kg Selenium 0.26 mg.kg Min. Calcium (Ca) 1.0% Max. Calcium (Ca) 1.8% Min. Phosphorus (P) 0.4% Max. Phosphorus (P) 1.00%

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O RGANIC Backyard Layer Mash DESCRIPTION

CHF Organic Backyard Layer Mash is a blend of certified organic grains rolled into a consistent feed, offering backyard chickens a nutritionally balanced diet. Typical ingredients may include certified organic cereals such as wheat, sorghum, barley, pearl millet and corn. The feed also contains certified organic vegetable protein meals such as soybean meal, safflower meal, sunflower meal, fishmeal and meat meal; as well as other essential vitamins and minerals.

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The CHF Organic Backyard Layer Mash has been formulated to a higher protein to that of some other standard layer feeds on the market. The mash provides the birds with all the essential vitamins and minerals necessary to maintain good health and to promote consistent laying performance and production of quality eggs. This includes well-constructed egg shells and a vibrant yolk colour. PROCESSOR 10607P

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

PRODUCT CODE OPO01-XXM

FEED DIRECTIONS

CHF Organic Backyard Layer Mash can be fed to birds at point of lay (18-20 weeks) but can be blended with CHF Chick Starter/Grower from 16 weeks. Typical feed consumption is between 120g – 140g per head per day. The feed is best provided ad lib as the birds naturally regulate their consumption according to their energy requirements. A specially designed self-feeder is the most suitable method of doing this. To obtain minimal wastage, ensure that the feeder is elevated so the birds can comfortably access the feed, but high enough so they cannot scratch it out onto the ground with their feet. Always ensure that birds have access to clean potable drinking water.

KEY POINTS • PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA • CERTIFIED ORGANIC • NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED FOR EGG PRODUCTION • 20KG PACKAGING • FEED FROM POINT OF LAY (18-20 WEEKS) • AVAILABLE AUSTRALIA WIDE (EXCLUDES W.A.)

ANALYSIS

Min. Crude Protein 16.0% Max. Crude Fibre 7.0% Max. Salt (NaCl) 0.3% Copper 9 mg/kg Selenium 0.23 mg.kg Min. Calcium (Ca) 3.6% Max. Calcium (Ca) 4.5% Min. Phosphorus (P) 0.4% Max. Phosphorus (P) 0.8%

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O RGANIC Backyard Layer Pellet DESCRIPTION

CHF Organic Backyard Layer Pellets are a blend of certified organic grains which are finely milled and then pressed into a pellet; offering a consistent, nutritionally balanced diet ideal for backyard laying chickens. Typical ingredients may include certified organic cereals such as wheat, sorghum, barley, pearl millet and corn. The feed also contains certified organic vegetable protein meals such as soybean meal, safflower meal, sunflower meal, fishmeal, meat meal; and other essential vitamins and minerals.

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Formulated to the same high specifications as the CHF Organic Backyard Layer Mash, this pellet ration provides the birds with all the essential vitamins and minerals necessary to maintain good health and to promote consistent, strong shelled, vibrant yoked eggs. PROCESSOR 10607P

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

PRODUCT CODE OPO01-XXP

FEED DIRECTIONS

CHF Organic Backyard Layer Pellet can be fed to birds at point of lay (18-20 weeks) but can be blended with CHF Chick Starter/Grower from 16 weeks. Typical feed consumption for backyard laying hens is between 120g – 140g per head per day. Feed is best provided ad lib as the birds naturally regulate their consumption according to their energy requirements. A specially designed self-feeder is the most suitable method of doing this. To obtain minimal wastage, ensure that the feeder is elevated so the birds can comfortably access the feed, but high enough so they cannot scratch it out onto the ground with their feet. Always ensure that birds have access to clean potable drinking water.

KEY POINTS • PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA • CERTIFIED ORGANIC • NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED FOR EGG PRODUCTION • 20KG PACKAGING • FEED FROM POINT OF LAY (18-20 WEEKS) • AVAILABLE AUSTRALIA WIDE

ANALYSIS

Min. Crude Protein 16.0% Max. Crude Fibre 7.0% Max. Salt (NaCl) 0.3% Copper 9 mg/kg Selenium 0.23 mg.kg Min. Calcium (Ca) 3.0% Max. Calcium (Ca) 4.5% Min. Phosphorus (P) 0.4% Max. Phosphorus (P) 1.0%

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Backyard Soy Free Layer Mash DESCRIPTION

Country Heritage Feeds has developed a layer feed specifically for chickens whose owners may be affected by, or who wish to avoid, the use of soy. The CHF Organic Backyard Soy Free Layer Mash has been formulated to similar specifications as the standard Backyard Layer Mash, but without the inclusion of any organic soybean meal or soybean oil.

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Utilising other organic protein meals such as sunflower meal, safflower meal, linseed meal, meat meal and fishmeal; the CHF Organic Backyard Soy Free Layer Mash offers a 15% protein ration with essential vitamins and minerals to ensure consistency in laying and to provide well formed, strong-shelled eggs with vibrant yolks.

FEED DIRECTIONS PROCESSOR 10607P

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

PRODUCT CODE OPO01-XXSM

CHF Organic Backyard Soy Free Layer Mash is formulated for laying birds. (Approx. 18 – 20 weeks). It is advisable to blend layer feed with CHF Organic Chicken Starter Grower feed from 16 weeks to assist with the transition onto the layer feed. Typical feed consumption for a backyard laying hen fed on the CHF Organic Backyard Soy Free Layer Mash is between 130g – 150g per head per day. Feed is best provided ad lib as the birds naturally regulate their consumption according to their energy requirements. A specially designed self-feeder is the most suitable method of doing this. To obtain minimal wastage, ensure that the feeder is elevated so the birds can comfortably access the feed, but high enough so they cannot scratch it out onto the ground with their feet. Always ensure that birds have access to clean potable drinking water.

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ANALYSIS

Min. Crude Protein 15.0% Max. Crude Fibre 7.0% Max. Salt (NaCl) 0.3% Copper 9 mg/kg Selenium 0.23 mg.kg Min. Calcium (Ca) 3.0% Max. Calcium (Ca) 4.5% Min. Phosphorus (P) 0.4% Max. Phosphorus (P) 1.0%

• PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA • CERTIFIED ORGANIC • 16% PROTEIN - NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED DIET • NO SOY PRODUCTS USED • 20KG PACKAGING • FEED FROM POINT OF LAYER (18-20 WEEKS) • AVAILABLE AUSTRALIA WIDE (EXCEPT W.A.)

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Backyard Soy Free Layer Pellet DESCRIPTION

With the same specifications as the CHF Organic Backyard Soy Free Layer Mash, the CHF Organic Backyard Soy Free Layer Pellet offers a complete layer ration for backyard chickens without the use of any soy or soy meal. All CHF Pellet rations are made from the same quality raw materials as found in the mash and wholegrain feeds. They have been finely milled and pressed into a durable pellet, providing birds with a complete and balanced diet.

APPLICATION

Utilising other organic protein meals such as sunflower meal, safflower meal, meat meal, fishmeal and linseed meal, the CHF Organic Backyard Soy Free Layer Pellet offers a 15% protein ration. It provides birds with all the essential vitamins and minerals necessary to ensure consistency in laying and to provide well formed, strong-shelled eggs with vibrant yolks. PROCESSOR 10607P

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

PRODUCT CODE OPO01-XXSP

FEED DIRECTIONS

CHF Organic Backyard Soy Free Layer Pellet is formulated for laying birds. (Approx. 18 – 20 weeks). It is advisable to blend layer feed with CHF Chicken Starter Grower from 16 weeks to assist with transition onto the layer feed. Typical feed consumption for backyard laying hens is between 130g – 150g per head per day. Feed is best provided ad lib as the birds naturally regulate their consumption according to their energy requirements. A specially designed self-feeder is the most suitable method of doing this. To obtain minimal wastage, ensure your feeder is elevated so the birds can comfortably access the feed, but high enough so they cannot scratch it out onto the ground with their feet. Always ensure that birds have access to clean potable drinking water.

KEY POINTS

ANALYSIS

Min. Crude Protein 15.0% Max. Crude Fibre 7.0% Max. Salt (NaCl) 0.3% Copper 9 mg/kg Selenium 0.23 mg.kg Min. Calcium (Ca) 3.0% Max. Calcium (Ca) 4.5% Min. Phosphorus (P) 0.4% Max. Phosphorus (P) 1.0%

• PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA • CERTIFIED ORGANIC • NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED DIET • NO SOY PRODUCTS USED • 20KG PACKAGING • FEED FROM POINT OF LAYER (18-20 WEEKS) • AVAILABLE AUSTRALIA WIDE

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Backyard Vegetarian Layer Mash DESCRIPTION

The CHF Organic Backyard Vegetarian Layer Mash is a fully balanced ration designed to meet the specific needs of backyard laying birds, without the inclusion of animal ingredients such as meat meal or fishmeal. This feed is perfect for those owners who themselves are vegetarian, or who simply prefer not to feed their birds any animal by-products.

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CHF Organic Backyard Vegetarian Layer Mash is strategically formulated to suit small flocks of birds and makes allowance for additional sources of dietary intake such as vegetable scraps and pickings from around the garden. The CHF Organic Backyard Vegetarian Layer Mash provides all the essential vitamins and minerals to ensure consistency in laying and to provide well formed, strong-shelled eggs with vibrant yolks. PROCESSOR 10607P

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

PRODUCT CODE OPO01-XXVM

FEED DIRECTIONS

CHF Organic Backyard Vegetarian Layer Mash is formulated for laying birds. (Approx.18 – 20 weeks). It is advisable to blend the layer feed with CHF Organic Chicken Starter Grower from 16 weeks to assist with the transition onto the layer feed. Typical feed consumption for birds fed on CHF Organic Backyard Vegetarian Layer Mash is between 130g – 150g per head per day. Feed is best provided ad lib as the birds naturally regulate their consumption according to their energy requirements. A specially designed self-feeder is the most suitable method of doing this. To obtain minimal wastage, ensure that the feeder is elevated so the birds can comfortably access the feed, but high enough so they cannot scratch it out onto the ground with their feet. Always ensure that birds have access to clean potable drinking water.

KEY POINTS

ANALYSIS

Min. Crude Protein 15.0% Max. Crude Fibre 7.0% Max. Salt (NaCl) 0.2% Copper 9 mg/kg Selenium 0.23 mg.kg Min. Calcium (Ca) 3.0% Max. Calcium (Ca) 4.5% Min. Phosphorus (P) 0.4% Max. Phosphorus (P) 1.0%

• PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA • CERTIFIED ORGANIC • NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED FOR EGG PRODUCTION • NO ANIMAL INGREDIENTS USED • 20KG PACKAGING • FEED FROM POINT OF LAYER (18-20 WEEKS) • AVAILABLE AUSTRALIA WIDE (EXCEPT W.A.)

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Backyard Vegetarian Layer Pellet DESCRIPTION

The CHF Organic Backyard Vegetarian Layer Pellet is a fully balanced ration designed to meet the specific needs of backyard laying birds without the use of an animal ingredients such as meat meal or fishmeal. This feed is perfect for those owners who themselves are vegetarian, or who simply prefer not to feed their birds any animal by-products. The CHF Organic Backyard Vegetarian Layer Pellet sources its protein from quality certified organic vegetable ingredients such as wheat, mungbeans, sunflower meal, safflower meal and soy meal.

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The CHF Organic Backyard Vegetarian Layer Pellet is strategically formulated provide all the essential vitamins and minerals to ensure consistency in laying and to provide well formed, strong-shelled eggs with vibrant yolks. PROCESSOR 10607P

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

PRODUCT CODE OPO01-XXVP

FEED DIRECTIONS

CHF Organic Backyard Vegetarian Layer Pellet can be fed to birds at point of lay (18-20 weeks) but can be blended with CHF Chick Starter/Grower from 16 weeks. Typical feed consumption for backyard laying hens is between 130g – 150g per head per day. The feed is best provided ad lib as the birds naturally regulate their consumption according to their energy requirements. A specially designed self-feeder is the most suitable method of doing this. To obtain minimal wastage, ensure that the feeder is elevated so the birds can comfortably access the feed, but high enough so they cannot scratch it out onto the ground with their feet. Always ensure that birds have access to clean potable drinking water.

KEY POINTS

ANALYSIS

Min. Crude Protein 15.0% Max. Crude Fibre 7.0% Max. Salt (NaCl) 0.2% Copper 9 mg/kg Selenium 0.23 mg.kg Min. Calcium (Ca) 3.0% Max. Calcium (Ca) 4.5% Min. Phosphorus (P) 0.4% Max. Phosphorus (P) 1.0%

• PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA • CERTIFIED ORGANIC • NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED FOR EGG PRODUCTION • NO ANIMAL INGREDIENTS USED • 20KG PACKAGING • FEED FROM POINT OF LAYER (18-20 WEEKS) • AVAILABLE AUSTRALIA WIDE

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O RGANIC Coarse Layer DESCRIPTION

CHF Organic Coarse Layer is a wholegrain ration similar to the old fashioned “Scratch Mix”. Typical ingredients may include wheat, sorghum, barley, triticale, pearl millet, sunflower seed, mung beans and corn. These are mixed without any milling, giving it the “wholegrain” consistency. The diverse mix of colours gives the feed an appearance similar to muesli, making it very appealing to the chicken and owner alike.

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The CHF Organic Coarse Layer is designed solely for laying birds in the backyard environment, and offers the daily requirement of cereals needed for healthy laying hens. Incorporated into the wholegrain blend is a “protein pellet” which contains essential vitamins and minerals, protein meals and trace minerals. This ensures the integrity of the feed is maintained and avoids the separation issues that can occur if adding these ingredients individually. PROCESSOR 10607P

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

PRODUCT CODE OPO10-XX

FEED DIRECTIONS

CHF Organic Coarse Layer is formulated for laying birds. (Approx. 18 – 20 weeks). For young pullets, it is advisable to begin blending the CHF Organic Coarse Layer with the CHF Organic Chick Starter Grower Mash from around 16 weeks to allow a smooth transition onto the layer feed, and to ensure extra calcium is provided to the birds as they mature and begin egg production. Typical feed consumption is between 130g – 150g per head per day and is best made accessible through a specially designed self-feeder. To obtain minimal wastage, ensure your feeder is elevated so the birds can comfortably access the feed, but high enough so they cannot scratch it out onto the ground with their feet. Always ensure that birds have access to plenty of clean potable drinking water.

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ANALYSIS

Min. Crude Protein 12.0% Max. Crude Fibre 6.0% Max. Salt (NaCl) 0.3% Copper 9 mg/kg Selenium 0.23 mg.kg Min. Calcium (Ca) 3.0% Max. Calcium (Ca) 4.5% Min. Phosphorus (P) 0.4% Max. Phosphorus (P) 1.0%

• PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA • CERTIFIED ORGANIC • NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED FOR EGG PRODUCTION • WHOLEGRAIN RATION • 20KG PACKAGING • FEED FROM POINT OF LAYER (18-20 WEEKS) • AVAILABLE QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, NT ONLY

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O RGANIC Coarse Soy Free Layer DESCRIPTION

CHF Organic Coarse Soy Free Layer has the same wholegrain mix as the standard Coarse Layer, but without the inclusion of any soy protein meals. Typical ingredients may include wheat, sorghum, barley, triticale, pearl millet, sunflower seed, mung beans and corn. These are mixed without any milling, giving the feed a “wholegrain” appearance. The diverse mix of colours gives it a look similar to muesli, making it very appealing to the chicken and owner alike.

APPLICATION

PROCESSOR 10607P

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

PRODUCT CODE OPO10-XXS

The Organic Coarse Soy Free Layer is designed solely for laying birds in the backyard environment and offers the complete daily requirement of cereals needed for healthy laying hens. Incorporated into the wholegrain blend is a “protein pellet” which contains essential vitamins and minerals, protein meals and trace minerals. This ensures the integrity of the feed is maintained and avoids the separation issues that can occur if adding these ingredients individually.

FEED DIRECTIONS

The Organic Coarse Soy Free Layer is best fed once the birds have reached the point of lay, (approx. 18 to 20 wks) although blending with the Organic Chick Starter Grower from 16 weeks is advisable to assist with the transition. Typical feed consumption is between 130g – 150g per head per day and feed is best made accessible through a specially designed self-feeder. To obtain minimal wastage, ensure your feeder is elevated so the birds can comfortably access the feed, but high enough so they cannot scratch it out onto the ground with their feet. Always ensure that birds have access to plenty of clean potable drinking water.

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ANALYSIS

Min. Crude Protein 12.0% Max. Crude Fibre 5.0% Max. Salt (NaCl) 0.3% Copper 9 mg/kg Selenium 0.23 mg.kg Min. Calcium (Ca) 3.0% Max. Calcium (Ca) 4.5% Min. Phosphorus (P) 0.4% Max. Phosphorus (P) 1.0%

• PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA • CERTIFIED ORGANIC • NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED FOR EGG PRODUCTION • WHOLEGRAIN RATION • 20KG PACKAGING • FEED FROM POINT OF LAY (18-20 WEEKS) • AVAILABLE QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, NT ONLY

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O RGANIC Coarse Vegetarian Layer DESCRIPTION

CHF Organic Coarse Vegetarian Layer has the same wholegrain mix as the standard Coarse Layer, but without the inclusion of any animal protein meals. Typical ingredients may include wheat, sorghum, barley, triticale, pearl millet, sunflower seed, mung beans and corn. These are mixed without any milling, giving it the “wholegrain” appearance. The diverse mix of colours gives it a look similar to muesli, making it very appealing to the chicken and owner alike.

APPLICATION

PROCESSOR 10607P

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

PRODUCT CODE OPO10-XXV

The CHF Organic Coarse Vegetarian Layer is designed solely for laying birds in the backyard environment and offers the complete daily requirement of cereals needed for healthy laying hens. Incorporated into the wholegrain blend is a “protein pellet” which contains essential vitamins and minerals, vegetable protein meals and trace minerals. This ensures the integrity of the feed is maintained and avoids the separation issues that can occur if adding these ingredients individually.

FEED DIRECTIONS

When raising young chicks, the CHF Organic Coarse Vegetarian Layer is best fed once they have reached the point of lay, (approx. 18 to 20 weeks) although blending with the CHF Chicken Starter Grower from 16 weeks is advisable to assist with the transition to the new feed. Typical feed consumption is between 130g – 150g per head per day and feed is best made accessible through a specially designed self-feeder. To obtain minimal wastage, ensure your feeder is elevated so the birds can comfortably access the feed, but high enough so they cannot scratch it out onto the ground with their feet. Always ensure that birds have access to plenty of clean potable drinking water.

KEY POINTS

ANALYSIS

Min. Crude Protein 12.0% Max. Crude Fibre 5.0% Max. Salt (NaCl) 0.3% Copper 9 mg/kg Selenium 0.23 mg.kg Min. Calcium (Ca) 3.0% Max. Calcium (Ca) 4.5% Min. Phosphorus (P) 0.4% Max. Phosphorus (P) 1.0%

• PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA • CERTIFIED ORGANIC • NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED FOR EGG PRODUCTION • WHOLEGRAIN RATION • 20KG PACKAGING • FEED FROM POINT OF LAY (18-20 WEEKS) • AVAILABLE QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, NT ONLY

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O RGANIC Free Range Layer Mash DESCRIPTION

The CHF Organic Free Range Layer Mash is Country Heritage Feeds’ premier laying ration. Formulated using the very best organic grains, this ration is used by some of Australia’s leading organic egg producers whose eggs can be purchased in retail outlets all over the nation.

APPLICATION

Because of its high specification, the CHF Organic Free Range Layer Mash is ideal for large flocks of birds, or birds that are kept in small backyards with little or no forage areas. Providing a completely balanced diet, this high protein and high energy ration will satisfy your poultry’s daily nutritional requirements without the need for additional inputs such as vegetables and food scraps.

FEED DIRECTIONS CERTIFIED TO AS6000

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC 10607

PRODUCT CODE

CHF Organic Free Range Layer Mash is best fed once the birds have reached point of lay, (Approx. 18 to 20 weeks) although blending with the Organic Chick Starter Grower Mash from 16 weeks is advisable to assist with the transition to layer feed. Typical feed consumption is between 110g – 130g per head per day and feed is best made accessible through a specially designed self-feeder. To obtain minimal wastage, ensure your feeder is elevated so the birds can comfortably access the feed, but high enough so they cannot scratch it out onto the ground with their feet. Always ensure that birds have access to plenty of clean potable drinking water.

OPO15-M

KEY POINTS • PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA • CERTIFIED ORGANIC • HIGH SPECIFICATION DIET commonly used in commercial organic egg production

ANALYSIS

Min. Crude Protein 18.0% Max. Crude Fibre 7.0% Max. Salt (NaCl) 0.6% Copper 9 mg/kg Selenium 0.23 mg.kg Min. Calcium (Ca) 3.0% Max. Calcium (Ca) 4.5% Min. Phosphorus (P) 0.4% Max. Phosphorus (P) 1.0%

• 20KG PACKAGING • FEED FROM POINT OF LAY (18-20 WEEKS) • AVAILABLE AUSTRALIA WIDE (W.A.PELLETS ONLY)

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O RGANIC Free Range Layer Pellet DESCRIPTION

The Free Range Layer Mash is Country Heritage Feeds premier laying ration. Formulated using the very best organic grain’s, this ration is used by some of Australia’s leading organic egg producers who’s eggs can be found on supermarket shelves all over the nation.

APPLICATION

Because of its high specification, the Free Range Layer Mash is ideal for large flocks of birds, or birds who find themselves in small backyards with little or no forage areas. Providing a completely balanced diet, this high protein, high energy diet will satisfy you poultry’s daily nutritional requirements without the need for additional inputs such as vegetable and food scraps.

FEED DIRECTIONS CERTIFIED TO AS6000

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC 10607

For young chicks, the Free Range Layer Mash is best being fed once they have reached the point of layer (18 to 20 weeks) although blending with the Chicken Starter Grower from 16 weeks is advisable to assist with shell formulation. Typical feed consumption is between 110g – 130g per head per day and is best made accessible through a feeder. To ensure minimal wastage, ensure your feeder is elevated so the bird can comfortably access the feed but high enough so they can’t scratch out with their feet onto the ground. Always ensure they birds have access to plenty of clean drinking water.

PRODUCT CODE OPO15-P

KEY POINTS

ANALYSIS

Min. Crude Protein 18.0% Max. Crude Fibre 5.0% Max. Salt (NaCl) 0.6% Copper 9 mg/kg Selenium 0.23 mg.kg Min. Calcium (Ca) 3.6% Max. Calcium (Ca) 4.2% Min. Phosphorus (P) 0.4% Max. Phosphorus (P) 0.8%

• PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA • CERTIFIED ORGANIC • HIGH SPECIFICATION DIET commonly used for commercial organic poultry • 20KG PACKAGING • FEED FROM POINT OF LAY (18-20 WEEKS) • AVAILABLE AUSTRALIA WIDE

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