Chicken Feeds

Twenty years ago we sold four different Purina chicken feeds–starter, layer, scratch and broiler feed.  I’m glad to report that today Gaddy’s offers a much wider variety of chicken feed.  We still carry the standard Purina chicken feeds plus a layer feed with extra omega 3, however our selection has grown.  We now carry Texas Natural chicken feeds, certified organic feeds from Coyote Creek Farm in Elgin, Texas, and a couple of feeds made by Bluebonnet Feed.




Texas Natural Feeds.  Located out of Elm Mott, Texas, Texas Natural Feeds has blended a quality line of non-soy, non-GMO feed using peanut meal, sorghum grains, oats, brewer’s yeast, fishmeal, probiotics, diatomaceous earth and a vitamin/mineral premix.  Texas Natural Feeds boasts a 50% increase in vitamin content over standard commercially-grown feeds.

Texas Natural Feeds Scratch.  4# bags.  50# bags.  Ingredients:  wheat, grain sorghum, oats, trapper peas, and black sunflower oil.

Texas Natural Feeds Chick Starter.  4# bags.  50# bags.  This is a complete feed with 20% protein recommended for layer-type chicks up to 10 weeks of age.

Texas Natural Feeds Pullet Grower.  50# bags.  This complete feed with 18% protein is formulated to nourish your flock after they are finished with the starter (around 10 weeks of age) until they lay their first egg.

Texas Natural Feeds Layer Pellets and Crumbles.  50# bags.  This is a complete feed with 18% protein recommended for laying birds throughout egg production.

Texas Natural Feeds Layer Pellets Elite Formula.  50# bags.  This elite 18% protein feed contains fishmeal organic alfalfa meal, organic kelp meal, Redmond’s natural salt and Fertrell’s Nutri-Balancer.


Bluebonnet Feeds. 50# bags.  Scratch.  Ingredients:  steel cut corn chaps, whole wheat, whole milo.  9% protein.  Grain is triple cleaned and polished.


Purina Feeds.  Gaddy’s is proud to have been a Purina Dealer for over 30 years.  The majority of our Purina Feeds come out of the Purina plant in Gonzales, Texas.  Purina delivers a consistent quality backed by a tradition of research in animal health sciences.  Purina also has excellent web resources for backyard birders.

Purina Scratch.  4# bags.  25# bags.

Purina Chick Starter.  4# bags.  25# bags.  50# bags.  This 18% protein feed has everything your chick needs up until they lay their first egg around 18 weeks of age.  This feed is medicated to aid in the prevention of coccidiosis and should not be fed to ducks and geese.  Gaddy’s also carries non-medicated chick starter feeds and feeds appropriate for ducks and geese.start and grow medicated.jpg

Purina Layer Crumbles.  4# bags.  50# bags.  This 16% protein feed is specially formulated for laying birds.  It is non-medicated and contains oyster shell and vitamin D and manganese to ensure an adequate calcium supply for egg production.


Purina Layer Pellets.  4# bags.  25# bags.  50# bags.  This is the same formulation as the Layer Crumbles in pelletized form.  Chickens tend to waste less feed when eating pellets, however birds often take a while to get used to the pellets after eating crumbles.  We recommend mixing the pellets with the crumbles for a bit to help the birds transition to a pellet feed from a crumble.


Purina Flock Raiser Crumbles. 4# bags.  50# bags.  This is an excellent all purpose type poultry feed.  It is a 20% protein complete feed with no preservatives, antibiotics or animal by product fillers added.  It can be fed to ducks, geese, turkeys, broilers and mixed flocks.  It can also be used as a non-medicated chick grower feed.