Chickens with a fully balanced diet access all the nutrients they need for healthy plumage, bountiful production, high quality eggs and strong shells.
Supply your free range chickens with a highly nutritious feed formula that will help deliver better results from your flock.
Reid Ranger Feed Specifications
ReidRanger Feed for free range chickens is specially created from a selection of ingredients that may include wheat, corn, barley, sorghum, peas, lupins, soya bean meal and canola meal.
This feed for chickens includes fats and/or oils, both fine limestone and limestone grit, monodicalcium phosphate, salt, sodium bicarbonate, amino acids, vitamins (including Hy-D), a combination of inorganic and organic trace minerals, feed enzymes and natural yolk pigmenter.
DOES NOT CONTAIN RESTRICTED ANIMAL MATERIAL (RAM).
This feed for free range chickens offers multi-age flocks of Hyline Brown, Lohmann Brown and ISA Brown laying hens a fully balanced diet.
The product features a multi-grain, complete mash feed for better digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Reid Ranger includes quality vitamins (including Hy-D for strong bones and shells) and the best quality minerals (including organic Copper, Zinc, Manganese and Selenium for hen vitality and egg quality) and feed enzymes (for improved digestion).
10% corn and the highest quality natural yolk pigmenters are also included, to produce yolks with a minimum DSM fan score of 11 (in healthy hens when feed intake is not compromised).
This mash layer feed is produced using state of the art grain crushing and mixing facilities.
High quality grain is evenly ground and combined with protein meals, fats or oils, minerals and vitamins to ensure nutrients are evenly spread through the layer feed to ensure the needs of commercial free-range flocks are met.
The feed includes high quality, coarse limestone grit which is ground by the hen’s gizzard. This slowly releases calcium to support excellent shell quality in high performing layer flocks.
|Salt (max added)||0.25%|
Store free range chicken feed in a dry place where vermin cannot access the feed.
- Designed as a complete feed, including grit.
- Do not blend or dilute with any other feed without seeking professional advice.
- Supply feed on an ad-libitum (ample) basis and always ensure birds have unlimited access to fresh, clean water.
- DO NOT FEED TO NON-TARGETED SPECIES.
Why Feed Reid?
Healthy, highly productive hens are raised on a fully balanced diet with all the right nutrients.
Our feed for free range chickens is specially formulated to encourage the best results for your farm.
- Feed Reid Ranger to multi-age, free-range flocks of hens from one week prior to point of lay and throughout lay.
- Do not restrict the feed intake of the hens. Offer them ample feed (ad libitum basis).
- In situations where the hens have access to pasture, ideally, the hens should be consuming at least 100g per hen per day of Reid Ranger. If feed intake is less than this due to intake of grass or other factors, please speak with your Reid Stockfeeds representative for guidance on supply of another more suitable diet.
- Reid Ranger feed for free range chickens is suitable for all commonly applied feeding systems.
- If feeding in troughs in open settings, keep feed dry and take steps to mitigate against incursion by wild birds and rodents.
- Ensure there is sufficient feeder space to avoid competition between hens.
- Do not restrict feed intake. Offer your hens ample feed (ad libitum basis).
- If you observe feed intake is less than 105g at Peak Lay due to body weight or environmental factors, please speak with your Reid Stockfeeds representative for guidance on supply of a customised feeding programme better suited to your specific situation.
Free Range Feeding Advice From Reid Stockfeeds
- Hens may go ‘off the lay’ during winter months if they do not spend enough time in the light. Ensure hens are provided with light as recommended by your hatchery’s Management Guide.
- Heat stress can result in poor egg production and can lead to avoidable mortality. Ensure hens have plenty of shade and are well ventilated in Summer. Employ foggers if possible.
- For healthy layers, it is vital to ensure drinking water is cool and is always available.