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Small and Specialty Poultry Flocks Feeding Guide


Keep your flock healthy with quality feeds from Southern States. Like other animals, birds require a diet rich with carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals and vitamins. Southern States' feeds provide complete support to address the basic needs of your birds during their various stages of life. Use this guide to determine the best feeding program for your small & specialty poultry flocks.

Feeding your flocks with Southern States Quality Feeds has a multitude of benefits & features, including:

  • Feeds are formulated to meet university and breed guidelines.
  • All feeds are crumbled or pelleted.
  • When possible, program combines feeding recommendations for like-type species. Simplifies and minimizes inventory.
  • PrimaLac, a direct fed microbial, as well as acoccidostat, are added to selected feeds for the prevention of disease and stress.
  • All feeds are readily available to any dealer/customer in the Southern States operating territory.
  • Feeds labeled “All Grain” are all natural vegetarian formulated poultry feeds.


Feeding Programs by Poultry Type



Pullets, Layers and
Breeders



Broilers and
Turkeys



Game Fowls and
Bantams



Ratities (Ostrich
and Emus)



Gamebirds (Quail,
Chukar & Pheasant)



Hobby and
Specialty Fowl



Guinea Hens, Pea
Fowls, Pigeons, etc.


Pullets, Layers and Breeders

Purpose: White and/or brown egg production.

Hatch - 16 weeks

  • Chick Start-N-Grow (Amprol) Medicated
  • All Grain Poultry Starter

16 weeks throughout egg production cycle

  • All Grain Poultry Layer/Breeder
  • Super Breeder
  • Tradition Layer Chicken Feed

Broilers and Turkeys

Purpose: For starting and growing broilers and turkeys for meat production.
Broilers:

Hatch - 5 weeks

  • Chick Start-N-Grow (Amprol) Medicated
  • All Grain Poultry Starter

5 weeks - market weight

  • All Grain Poultry Grow-N-Finish
Turkeys:

Hatch - 5 weeks

  • Sporting Bird Starter (AVT) Medicated

5 weeks - 10 weeks

  • Sporting Bird Flight Developer (BMD) Medicated

10 weeks - market weight

  • All Grain Poultry Grow-N-Finish

Gamefowls and Bantams

Purpose: For growing and maintaining fancy and show breeds.

Hatch - 5 weeks

  • Chick Start-N-Grow (Amprol) Medicated

5 weeks - Maturity/Conditioning

  • ROCK-N-ROOSTER® Growth Booster

Breeders

  • All Grain Poultry Layer/Breeder
  • Super Breeder
  • Tradition Layer Chicken Feed

Maintenance

    li>All Grain Poultry Maintainer

Ratities
(Ostrich and Emu)

Hatch - 3 weeks

  • Ostrich/Emu
  • All Grain Poultry Starter

3 weeks - maturity

Ostrich Ostrich Complete
Emu All Grain Poultry Grow-N-Finish

Breeders

Ostrich Ostrich Complete
Emu Super Breeder

Maintenance

Ostrich/Emu All Grain Poultry Maintainer

Gamebirds
(Quail, Chukar and Pheasant)

Purpose: For growing hunting preserve release birds.

Hatch - 8 weeks

  • Sporting Bird Starter (AVT) Medicated
Note: Hand-feed twice daily from hatch through 1 week of age to insure starting gamebirds can adequately consume feed crumbles and prevent the possibility of starve-outs.
Note: Pheasants can be switched to All-Grain Poultry Maintainer at 16 weeks until release.

8 weeks - release

  • Sporting Bird Flight Developer (BMD) Medicated

Breeders:

During Egg Production

  • Super Breeder

Out of Breeding Season

  • All Grain Poultry Maintainer

Waterfowl

Purpose: For growing and maintaining various specialty and hobby breeds.

Waterfowl (Ducks and Geese):

Hatch - 4 weeks

  • All Grain Poultry Starter

4 weeks - maturity

  • 18% Waterfowl Feed (5/32" Ext Plt)
*Note: Floating type feed.
  • All Grain Poultry
  • ROCK-N-ROOSTER(r) Growth Booster

Breeders

  • All Grain Poultry Layer/Breeder
  • Super Breeder
  • Tradition Layer

Guinea Hens, Pea Fowls, Pigeons, Etc.

Purpose: For growing and maintaing various speciality breeds.

Hatch - 5 weeks

  • Chick Start-N-Grow (Amprol) Medicated
  • All Grain Poultry Starter

5 weeks - maturity

  • ROCK-N-ROOSTER® Growth Booster
  • All Grain Poultry Grow-N-Finish

Breeders

  • All Grain Poultry Layer/Breeder
  • Super Breeder
  • Tradition Layer Chicken Feed

Maintenance

  • All Grain Poultry Maintainer


Supplements
Purpose: For mixing complete feeds or supplementing nutrients to the diet.
  • 40% Commercial Supplement (see tag for specific mixing directions
  • Contains protein, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients which can be mixed with grain to make complete poultry feed(s).


Scratch Grains
Purpose: Grain blends which provide supplemental energy for weight gain and body maintenance.
  • Two Grain Scratch
  • Three Grain Scratch
  • ROCK-N-ROOSTER(r) Five Grain Scratch
ROCK-N-ROOSTER(r) is a registered trademark of Southern States Cooperative Inc.

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Product availability and pricing may vary by location.
These products may be purchased at your local store.
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