Today’s giveaway is brought to you by WoolyMossRoots Sponsor- Scratch and Peck Feeds.
I’m happy to welcome back Scratch and Peck Feeds here today. I’ve written before about how much we (and our chickens) love Scratch and Peck Feeds. We love the quality of the feed they are providing and it’s a company we truly believe in and feel great supporting. I’m excited about their new offering- Cluckin’ Good Grubs, and asked them to share about it with you today. We fed some of their new Cluckin’ Good Grubs to our chickens and ducks and they went nuts over them. Before, our family purchased dried mealworms as a special treat for our flock on occasion, even having the tradition of putting a bag in their stocking every Christmas. Once I found out that most of the mealworms available are coming from overseas and some testing positive for mercury and heavy metals, we not longer purchase them. Instead, we’ve switched to Cluckin’ Good Grubs, and our chickens and ducks will be getting some of those in their stocking this holiday season!
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Born from the need for quality feed, Scratch and Peck Feeds started when the owner and founder Diana Ambauen-Meade was unable to find organic and non-GMO feed for her backyard chicken flock. As a health conscious consumer, she knew that egg output was only as good as the feed input, so she began the process of building a family-owned and operated feed mill in Bellingham, WA, opened in August 2010.
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Scratch and Peck Feeds: Every pet owner likes to provide treats for their animals – chicken keepers are no exception!
Many backyard flock owners love to provide their birds with dried mealworms. While they may be a great source of protein, most mealworms found on the market are sourced from China with very little oversight as to what and how they are fed. Industrialized production has often led to mealworms being fed synthetic gels or low nutrient pellets. Though these food sources may sustain the insects, we can’t imagine that it would create a truly healthy treat. Some mealworms have even tested positive for heavy metal contamination!
While we have wanted to source an insect-based poultry treat for quite a while, it goes against our “You are what your animals eat” motto to provide a product we just could not stand behind. Our quest for quality ended with the creation of Cluckin’ Good Grubs!
Grown in the Pacific NW and raised on traceable pre-consumer waste fruits, vegetables and grains that might otherwise go to a landfill, Cluckin’ Good Grubs was the answer to our sustainability and sourcing search. Consisting only of dried Black Soldier Fly larvae, you can rest assured that you are only choosing the best for your birds.
By feeding your flock Cluckin’ Good Grubs, you will know they are receiving a nutritious treat high in protein, calcium and Omega-3s. The Grubs can benefit all members of your flock as it may help to reduce feather picking behaviors and provide entertainment as they ‘scratch and peck’ searching for more!
Cluckin’ Good Grubs can be fed by hand or scattered on the ground to get the flock to come a runnin’. Not only do chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese love these Grubs, but we’ve heard even reptiles and other insectivore animals want them too!
Keep in mind, these Cluckin’ Good Grubs should only be used as a treat in conjunction with the appropriate balanced feed for the age of bird. While you should always make sure to provide plenty of fresh water for your flock, it is especially important when feeding Cluckin’ Good Grubs as the chickens’ body will need to rehydrate the worms for proper digestion.
If you’re looking to treat your birds, what better than to provide them with a high quality nutritious snack you know they’ll love?
Cluckin’ Good Grubs – A nutritious treat even a picky chicky will be excited about!
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