Scratch and Peck Feeds Organic Layer Mash Chicken Feed – 40-lbs – 16% Protein, Non-GMO Project Verified, Naturally Free Chicken Food

(10 customer reviews)


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Feeding Age – 20+ Weeks 20+ Weeks 9+ Weeks Day 1 to 8 Weeks 8 to 20 Weeks
Ingredients – Organic Wheat, Organic Barley, Organic Peas, Organic Flaxseed Meal, Ground Limestone, Fish Meal, Organic Sesame Meal, Organic Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin and Mineral Premix Organic wheat, Organic Peas, Ground Limestone, Organic flaxseed meal, Black Soldier Fly Grubs, Organic Barley, Organic Sunflower Oil, Vitamins, and Mineral Premix Organic Barley, Organic Cracked Corn, Organic Wheat, Organic Flaxseed Oil Organic Wheat, Organic Peas, Organic Barley, Organic Flaxseed Meal, Fish Meal, Organic Sesame Meal, Ground Limestone, Organic Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin and Mineral Pre-mix Organic Wheat, Organic Barley, Organic Peas, Organic Flaxseed Meal, Fish Meal, Ground Limestone, Organic Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin and Mineral Pre-Mix
Best For – This feed is suitable for ducks, geese and all waterfowl This feed is suitable for chickens, ducks, geese, and all waterfowl This feed is suitable for chickens, ducks, geese, and all waterfowl. This feed is suitable for chickens, ducks, geese, and all waterfowl This feed is suitable for chickens, ducks, geese, and all waterfowl
Soy Free –
Corn Free –
Non-GMO Project Verified –
Certified Organic


  • Package Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.9 x 12.4 x 4.5 inches; 40 Pounds
  • Date First Available ‏ : ‎ February 21, 2020
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00AFHUZE4

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Organic Wheat, Organic Peas, Organic Flaxseed Meal, Organic Barley, Black Soldier Fly Larvae, Organic Sunflower Oil, Ground Limestone, Essential Oils, Vitamins and Minerals

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10 reviews for Scratch and Peck Feeds Organic Layer Mash Chicken Feed – 40-lbs – 16% Protein, Non-GMO Project Verified, Naturally Free Chicken Food

  1. T. Gorman (verified owner)

    5.0 out of 5 stars The girls love it!
    My hens love this! They love it as is or sprouted. I’m very pleased with this product.

  2. Bryce R. (verified owner)

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Chicken Feed! Even Better Fermented!!!
    Our chickens love this feed!

    For anyone else interested in fermenting this feed to make it even more nutritious for your ladies and increase the quality of their eggs, it is extremely simple.

    Just add equal parts feed and water to a glass jar and shake it up a couple times throughout the day to keep it mixed. For the lid I use the white plastic Ball lids but you can use any standard lid, just let it vent a little here and there to keep it from getting too carbonated.

    After ~48 – 72 hrs it will be ready and look similar to what I have shown in the photo for this review.

    BONUS Tip! If you make your own milk Kefir at home, add ~1/4c of Kefir for every 4 cups of feed + 4 cups of water. This will help speed up the fermentation process, increase the probiotics and bioavailability of nutrients, and also prevent mold from growing on your fermented feed!

    I had issues with mold growing on top of the feed if I forgot to shake/stir it once per day, but our home made goat kefir completely eliminated the problem! Now we can leave our fermented feed on the counter for weeks and weeks without any issues of mold growing.

    Making goat or cow Kefir at home is also a very easy process. You can purchase high quality grains on Etsy and make sure to use a small amount of grains m (~0.5 – 1 tsp per 2-4 cups of milk) and unpasteurized milk which you can get from a local farmers market.

  3. Nicole Kelley (verified owner)

    5.0 out of 5 stars Feed is great, shipping time is horrible
    Save yourself some time and pay a few extra dollars and order from Scratch and Peck directly! My order was out for delivery yesterday after being late. Now, it’s apparently sitting at a local fedex facility which is not that far away but likely a different distribution center. When I order from Scratch and Peck directly, it’s a smooth process. I figured I would try Amazon since I order frequently. However, I will say that Amazon shipping times and delays are unfavorable these days. So, great product and my ladies love it but I won’t be ordering from Amazon anymore.

  4. Jaylene (verified owner)

    5.0 out of 5 stars Chicken approved
    I feed my chickens the crumbles, free choice, and I ferment this one and feed it too them in the morning with their other morning goodies. They get excited about it and its just normal food with the stuff they need, but they look at it like a special treat. It’s great.
    I love that it’s organic, and seems fresh with good ingredients. I will continue to buy this for my flock.
    It is a little pricey, but I guess it’s the price of quality.

  5. A. Austin (verified owner)

    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent feed (especially for fermentation)
    I’ve ordered Scratch & Peck feeds 3 or 4 times now and my chickens have gone crazy for it since day 1. You can definitely tell the difference in your flock when you give them a quality feed vs. the mass produced highly-processed crap they sell in most feed stores (the biggest difference that I’ve noticed is in the smell of their poop – much less potent when on this stuff). I love that you can actually see the grains in this feed, but the downside is that the chickens will pick out their favorites and leave the rest (at least that’s been my case). There is some powder in this feed as well, which is more difficult for them to eat. You could add water to the powdery stuff and give it to them as a mash, but what I’ve been experimenting with recently is fermenting feed. I’m down to the last bit of the bag on their current feed, so much of my experimenting has been with the powder or bits that they “rejected”, but you can ferment all the feed if you wish to do so (which I plan on doing with the next bag that I get).

    If you’re not familiar with fermenting feed, here’s a quick run-down:

    There are tons of benefits to fermenting – the process produces what are essentially probiotics (healthy bacteria) that promote digestive health. I’ve also read that the components of the feed are better utilized by the chickens’ bodies after the feed is fermented – they don’t have to eat as much to get the nutrients that they need (which saves you money, essentially, because it takes them longer to get through a bag of feed). Since fermentation produces a wet feed, they also don’t require as much water. From the first day of offering this feed to them after it had fermented, I’ve noticed that their poop is well formed for the most part (not runny) and there is nearly no stink to it (yay!). Others have also reported healthier looking feathers and less illness (I haven’t been fermenting long enough to see these benefits in my flock yet).

    The fermentation process is pretty simple – you just place some feed into a vessel/bucket, add a source of healthy bacteria (I use apple cider vinegar with “the mother”), and add enough water to cover the feed. You can also add other things to the mix that you would normally feed them (kitchen scraps, etc), though I haven’t tried adding other components yet. Loosely cover the container (so gasses can escape & air can get it – you don’t want to leave the container completely uncovered or it’ll attract bugs… unless that’s what you’re going for, lol) and place the container in a location where it is somewhat warm and dark. After a day or two, you should notice the odor change to kind of a sour scent (if you’ve ever made sourdough bread or worked with a sourdough starter, it’s along those same lines) and it’ll get frothy – when this has occurred, it’s ready to feed to the flock. If your birds are adults, it may take a day or two for them to “accept” it, though mine didn’t really have an issue with it. There are tons more details about fermenting in the forum of the Backyard Chickens website – one of the threads on there is over 1000 pages long, lol (just search for fermented feed).

    From what I’ve seen, fermenting is definitely the way to go – it keeps the flock happy & healthy and it stretches the feed budget (win-win-win). This feed on it’s own is great, but fermenting just takes it to the next level.

  6. UnderTheTrees (verified owner)

    5.0 out of 5 stars Happy, Healthy Chicks
    Am finding this to be an excellent chick feed. The little ones are athletic, their down/feathers, fluffy/shiny. Apparently easy on the digestion as I’ve encountered no issues whatsoever. Purchasing again.

  7. shotgun_fetus (verified owner)

    5.0 out of 5 stars Non gmo
    My girls love this feed , started them as chick’s on scratch and peck feeds, now they’re feed snobs and won’t eat anything else

  8. Littleonesmom (verified owner)

    5.0 out of 5 stars Best food out there!
    We live this food! I have tried others in the last few weeks and nothing compares to scratch and peck. Will be buying the biggest bag from now on so I don’t run out and have to buy other food while it in in route!

  9. Jana Baker (verified owner)

    4.0 out of 5 stars Chickens love it
    I am glad the chickens love parts of it but I wish it wasn’t so expensive. Too much corn in it and they don’t like the corn. They dig in the food and look for parts that are not corn. A lot of it gets wasted.

  10. Makenna (verified owner)

    3.0 out of 5 stars Chickens began to lay leas
    The day after I began feeding this to my chickens, they went from laying 5-7 eggs per day to 2-3 eggs per day. I’ve fermented it and given it dry, neither seem to get them interested. I usually ferment their feed and they love it, but not this one. I’ve decided to mix it with another brand of mash and see if they’ll eat it. I don’t know why they wouldn’t like it but this feed is not for me!

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