|H and H Old Fashioned Soy-Free Chicken Feed
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H and H Old Fashioned Soy-Free Chicken Feed is an All Natural Non-
GMO feed that is made with lots of healthy ingredients for your chickens
including Non-GMO Corn and FERTRELL Poultry Nutribalancer and as
many sustainable ingredients as possible for richer tasting eggs and very
H and H "Old Fashioned Soy-Free" is focused on providing a high-quality
feed product that is free from soy and non-GMO. We strive to include as
many healthy ingredients as possible, to give your chickens a well-
rounded diet much like they fed in the early 1900s. No pesticides,
medications or hormones are added to our feed making it an All Natural
Grain feed for your flock, with local sustainable products when possible.
We successfully feed our line of chicken feed to hatchlings, chicks,
growing birds, laying hens, roosters for table meat, and our personal
breeding stock. Our birds are robust, healthy and satisfied.
INGREDIENTS IN EACH FEED BELOW INCLUDE
(but not limited to)
20% Chick Starter:
Wheat Mids, Organic Corn, Rolled Oats, Alfalfa Meal, White Millet, Fish
Meal, Whole Flax Seed, Sea Kelp, Brewer's Yeast, Diatomaceous Earth,
Pro-biotics and more! There is no medication added to this starter.
19% Layer Ration:
Roasted Milo, Whole Wheat, Roasted Oats, Alfalfa, Roasted Barley,
Organic Corn, Oyster Shells, Whole Flax Seed, Black Oil Sun Flower
Seed, White Millet, Fish Meal, Plant Products, Sea Kelp, Brewer's Yeast,
Diatomaceous Earth, Pro-biotics, Vitamins, Minerals and more!
22% Broiler Ration:
Basically the same as the Chick Starter Ration with more protein for faster
11% Scratch Grains:
Whole Wheat, Roasted Milo, Roasted Oats, Organic Corn, Black Oil
Sunflower Seeds, Roasted Barley, Oyster Shells
FRESH MILLED – Why?
Our feed is fresh milled locally in central Texas and is currently at 19%
protein. It is a nice, course meal-type feed that is not high-heat processed
and pressed into crumbles or pellets, therefore preserving the natural
vitamins and minerals found in the grains. In our opinion, the natural oils
found in certain types of grain tend to go rancid with heat processing,
therefore the integrity and nutrition of the product is lost. Low-heat
roasting does not process the grain but rather dries it out a bit and brings
out the robustness of the corn, milo, oats and barley, and starts the
digestion process for the bird.
SOY - WHY NOT?
The generations before us did not use genetically modified soy and corn
for the main feed ingredients as some do today. Far too much soy is
being used to "beef up" our animals and raise the protein levels in our
feed today. Soy is used because it is cheaper than other sources of
protein. Since the so-called "mad cow disease" scare, feed mills are not
allowed to use beef products. An alternate source of protein is soy. The
only time you should use soy is if you roast it first. Using raw soybeans
can cause problems, as they contain growth inhibiting factors.
Commercial feed typically uses a form of soy that is a meal which is a
byproduct of processing the soy oil; this meal can contain residues of
hexane which is a solvent that is used to extract the oil from the soybean.
The high heat used to process the meals can cause the soy to go rancid,
thereby causing the product to be stale before you ever get it home,
losing its nutritional value. Soy can be hard for poultry to digest in large
quantities that you might find in the commercial feeds. Additionally, our
grandparents did not even feed soy to their chickens; in fact, early 1900s
university agricultural and farming text books and publications suggested
feeding such things as beef scraps, pork scraps, surplus milk, whey,
garden refuse including peanut hulls and corn husks, field peas, barley,
oats, milo, corn and so on….
April Howington formulated H and H Old Fashioned Feed, and remembers
talking to her mother about how her grandfather raised his broilers. April's
grandfather raised thousands of broilers a year without the help of soy
protein. Laura Ingalls Wilder boasts in her books about feeding warm
mash to her chickens and how they would lay all winter long while the
neighbor’s birds refused to lay. Our feed can be made into a nice warm
mash for your birds by adding warm raw milk or warm water. Your
chickens will love you for it! "Mash" has varied, grain-based ingredients
ground into small bits. What you feed your bird does make a difference in
how many eggs you get, the quality of the eggs and the taste of the eggs.
NON-GMO ORGANIC CORN - WHY?
The Genetically Modified / Engineered corn in America today is spreading
through the fields like wildfire by cross pollination. The US corn
commodities will soon be 100% contaminated with genetically engineered
- round up ready seeds unless we purchase NON-GMO Corn. This rise in
demand for it will have farmers scrambling to dedicate fields to the growth
ANIMAL PROTEIN – Why?
Birds are not vegetarians. They are meat eaters. When forced to eat a
totally vegetarian diet the bird is more apt to feather pick. Feather picking
is a constant danger to your flock. Animal protein is the key to a satisfied
bird. We therefore feel that at least 10 percent of the diet of our birds
should be made up of some sort of animal protein.
Our feed is a natural, whole grain product with no pesticides, hormones or
medications added. We put Diatomaceous Earth in our feed to help
control weevils. Commercial feeds oftentimes add a pesticide to their feed
to repel and kill weevils.
All information found on this site is strictly stated from experience with our
own poultry and feed.