Farmgate Layers Pellets 20 kg


Wholesome cereal grains form the basis of this diet, providing the necessary energy and fibre to support
egg production, bird health and fully supplemented with necessary minerals and vitamins.
Egg yolks will be rich in colour throughout the year as a result of the diet containing ingredients
naturally rich in golden yellow pigments.


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Farmgate Layers Pellets and Mash

These two feeds have an excellent pedigree within the Farmgate range. The same nutrition is available in two physical forms to suit your feeding requirements. Both feeds contain the same optimum levels of calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin D3 that is required for bone strength, good shell quality, consistent yolk colour, excellent egg production and size. When feeding Farmgate Layers feed you do not require any additional limestone or oyster shell as our diets are fully balanced.

Feed approx. 1kg/bird/week on ad-lib basis. Daily feed intake will vary according to season, housing standard, weather conditions and the breed of bird being fed.

Feeding your Poultry

Chickens will enjoy a mixed diet: feedstuffs should contain all the necessary protein, vitamins and minerals and left to their own devices they will scratch for seeds, berries, worms and grubs.  They also enjoy mixed corn, oats, grain, sunflower seeds and barley to name but a few.  These are usually fed as a scratch treat during afternoons and should not be confused with a main diet.

If you are keeping birds for egg production a good feeding regime is imperative, so that you are getting the correct amount of good quality protein; vitamins; minerals etc.  Lack of certain nutrients can effect egg production, shell quality and even the bird’s health.

feeding farmgate poultry

Poultry feed comes in various forms; pellets, mash and crumbs that are used mainly to feeding chicks.

There are many types of containers that can be made suitable for use as a feeder.  Plastic drinkers and feeders work perfectly fine for indoor use and are reasonably priced.  One with some weight in will work better as it won’t tip over.

Feeding poultry

Commercial feeders will also not tip up and also release a steady supply of feed without waste.
Galvanised feeders are hardwearing and durable, they will be unaffected by sunlight and resistant to strong winds.

The various stages at which you should feed your birds are as follows:

Replacement Laying Birds
Day old – 6 weeks Farmgate Chick Crumbs ACS Ad lib / approx 1kg / bird
6 – 17 weeks (point of lay) Farmgate Rearer Pellets ACS Ad lib / approx 5kg / bird
Point of Lay Farmgate Layers Pellets / Mash Ad lib or 1kg / bird / week
Table Birds
Day old – 3 weeks Farmgate Chick Crumbs ACS Ad lib / approx 1.2kg / bird
3 – 9 weeks Farmgate Rearer Pellets ACS Ad lib / approx 7kg / bird
From 9 weeks to slaughter Farmgate Chicken Finisher Pellets ACS Ad lib
Birds prior to slaughter Farmgate Poultry Finisher Pellets Plain
(7 day withdrawal diet)
Ad lib / 1 week before slaughter
Farmgate Mixed Poultry Corn As an afternoon scratch or treat
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Note: when feeding birds in numbers, just because there is food available, doesn’t necessarily mean each bird its getting its daily requirement.  Some birds are meeker than others and remember the “pecking order”, you  may find that others are being greedy and some going without.

Most laying birds will only require a 16% protein diet, whether it be in a pellet or mash form.  Feed should be fed to birds inside as if left out it can get wet, damp and develop mould.  Feed can develop mould quickly and cause botulism, showing up as Limber Neck.

Insoluble grit is a very useful aid in a laying hens digestive system, and can also be of benefit to young pullets.  You should supply an appropriate quantity of insoluble grit to birds from approximately 3 weeks of age.

Please note: Farmgate Layers feeds do not require any additional limestone or oyster shell grit.  The diet is fully balanced for optimum egg production, consistent shell quality, good yolk colour and excellent egg size.

Chicks (3 weeks old) 1g / bird once a week with food
Pullets (6-11 weeks old) 2g / bird once a week with food
Pullets (11 weeks to point of lay) 4-5g / bird once a week with food
Laying Hens (throughout lay) 28g / bird / month sprinkled with food

Please note: the proportion of the nutrient in the diet, is irrelevant unless you are getting the right feed intake into each bird.  Listed below are a list of vital nutrients and their requirement.

Carbohydrates, Fats & Oils Energy
Protiens Growth, Repair & Body Building
Vitamin A Normal growth, disease resistance
Vitamin B Optimum growth rate & production
Vitamin D Strong eggshell, healthy growth, rickets prevention
Calcium & Phospherous Healthy bones & Strong shells
Zinc Healthy skin & feather development

Water, water, water…………….. drinkers should be filled with fresh water daily and cleaned thoroughly. Bugs and germs can quickly develop in unwashed, dirty drinkers, causing no end of problems.

Additional information

Weight 20 kg

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