Penstruthal Redruth just off Buller hill TR16 6TE​

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​​We stock Heygates Layers Pellets, Layers Meal, Chicken Grower and Mixed Poultry Corn.
We also sell a variety of Organic and GM Free poultry feed, including  Supermixed Corn, Layers Pellets, Organic Layers Pellets and Organic Mixed Corn. We stock Chick Crumb and Turkey Grower/Rearer but please phone to make sure we have some in stock.

Heygates Layers Pellets 20kg 
Heygates Chicken Grower 20kg
Heygates Mixed Poultry Corn 20kg 

Organic Layers Pellets 20kg 
Organic Corn 20kg 
Organic Layers Pellets 5kg 
Organic Mixed Corn 5kg 

We also stock a variety of sizes of poultry feeders, drinker and poultry grit.
Poultry Supplements
We keep a range of Poultry supplement in stock
Battles Poultry Spice 
Battles Mite Powder 
Battles Drink 
Battles Louse Powder 
The Hen Pecker 
Barrier Anti Pecking Spray 

Redruth Poultry

Your chickens can obtain up to 25% of their protein by foraging for grass and insects, and you can add (non-meat) kitchen scraps to their diet for variety. (Things like leftover cooked rice and pasta as well as veggies and fruit can all be given to your hens as treats. Just avoid citrus fruits, or anything that is salty, sugary or fatty.)
Your hens however should always be fed a complete chicken food of either pellets or meal, to keep them in top laying condition. The average hen will eat between 100-150 grams of complete food a day. So if you start with 3 hens expect to go through a 20 kg bag of layers pellets every 40 to 50 days. That would set you back in the region of about £10 per bag.
A Regular Supply of Eggs?
If you are looking for a regular supply of eggs from your chickens it is important that you feed them well. Hybrid chickens are simply egg-making machines; they have been bred to produce good-sized eggs as cheaply as possible, that is why they are smaller framed than their predecessors. These girls will produce a 65 gram egg each day after consuming just 125 grams of feed. Well, that’s what happens in the commercial world.
With your chickens having more exercise they may burn off more energy and will fill themselves up with lots of juicy insects and the best flowers from the garden. The most important part of their daily diet, without doubt, is Layers Pellets or Layers meal. All large commercial brands are suitable for the hybrids as long as they contain a minimum of 16% protein. If you wish to pay more for their food then there are some very good organic feeds on the market, however I have found that sometimes these do not contain enough digestible proteins for during the winter months, which sometimes prevents the girls continuing to lay throughout the winter.
It’s great fun giving the girls scraps and tit-bits but please be careful not to spoil them too much otherwise they will simply stop laying and you will have to pop down to the supermarket and purchase some less fresh eggs! Scraps should not be fed until the afternoon; in theory they should have eaten 80% of their daily requirement by midday and hopefully this should provide enough to produce a tasty egg.
No matter how they look at you with pleading eyes please do not feed your chickens any meat or kitchen waste (this is against the law) as there is a risk of contaminating your girls with various diseases and viruses – well, that's the official status; any crops grown in your own garden are fine.
Of course your girls love mixed corn as much as children love chocolate, but it can be extremely harmful if over fed. Wheat and barley contain only 10% available protein but will soon turn your trim girls into dumplings, and fat chickens are not very productive either. You will soon find a drop in egg production if overfed. Another problem is that the hybrid chickens have a much smaller digestive system than their traditional bred cousins and often too much grain will lead to compacted crop. If you really have to give them some corn, just a small handful in the afternoon would be acceptable.