Nature’s Trail Organic Feeds are formulated by professional nutritionists with quality, certified organic ingredients to maximize performance for your layers, broilers and turkeys. From the commercial producer, to the backyard farmer, we have an organic poultry feeding program to fit your needs.
3 critical factors for success in poultry production:
Quality Feed, Clean Water, Fresh Air
Basic Care of Baby Chicks
Before your chicks arrive, prepare a secure brooding area that is free of drafts with clean, dry shavings. Day old chicks require a temperature of 90°F. Reduce the temperature 5°F each week to 65°F to 70°F. Crowding under the heat source means they are too cold. If your chicks avoid the heat source, they are too hot. A thermometer is helpful in maintaining proper temperature. Dipping their beaks will help them locate the water source. A vitamin/electrolyte solution added to the water can aid birds in getting off to a good start. As your chicks grow, keep shavings dry and fresh to avoid harmful ammonia odors.
The following management practices can help minimize problems with disease:
1. Isolate your flock from other birds as much as possible.
2. Avoid mixing different groups of birds.
3. Allow for down time between groups and sanitize with an approved
disinfectant during clean out procedures.
4. Rotate pasture of range birds to limit exposure to worms, cocci, and other pathogens.
5. Use of an approved dewormer is recommended.
6. Ventilate inside areas for maximum air exchange without drafts.
Feed & Water Management
Feed should be stored in a cool, dry place and fed within 2 weeks of purchase if possible. Providing new feed several times daily the first week encourages good intake. Grit may be offered to chicks after 3-4 days to promote “gut health” and improve digestion. Offer grit twice weekly thereafter. Maintain a constant supply of fresh, clean water and keep water troughs clean.
Nature's Trail Poultry Feeding Program
Nature’s Trail Poultry Starter*
• Feed to broilers from 0-3 weeks of age
for an excellent start.
• Feed to pullets from 0-6 weeks of age for an
Nature’s Trail Poultry Grower*
• Feed to broilers from 3-6 weeks of age for good weight gain and efficient
• Feed to pullets from 6-17 weeks of age, or start of lay, for transition to
productive laying hens.
Nature’s Trail Poultry Finisher*
• Feed to broilers for extra weight gain from 6 weeks of age to market.
Nature’s Trail Layer 121
• Feed to layers from start of lay to 30 weeks of age.
Nature’s Trail Layer 222*
• Feed to layers from 30-40 weeks of age.
Nature’s Trail Layer 323
• Feed to layers from 40-50 weeks of age.
Nature’s Trail Layer 424
• Feed to layers over 50 weeks of age.
Nature’s Trail Turkey Starter Crumble
• Feed to poults from 0-7 weeks of age.
Nature’s Trail Turkey Grower Pellet
• Feed to turkeys from 7-14 weeks of age.
Nature’s Trail Turkey Finisher Pellet
• Feed to turkeys from 14 weeks of age to market.
*Stock item. Other bagged feeds available by special order. Minimum quantities apply.
Nature’s Trail organic poultry feeds are formulated to enhance production, performance, encourage feed intake and promote
healthy digestive function while remaining free of antibiotics.
Nature’s Trail organic poultry feeding program is based on Provimi research.
Nature’s Trail works closely with Provimi’s team of professional poultry nutritionists. Quality organic ingredients are blended into optimum formulas to maximize feed efficiency and performance.
► All four phases of our organic layer feed promote high rates of lay and excellent quality shells.
► Diets are regularly evaluated to ensure the feeding program is meeting customer expectations.
► Nature’s Trail organic poultry feeds use proven technology to minimize negative effects on the environment.
► Lighting Recommendations for Pullets and Laying Hens: Start pullets on 20-22 hours of light the first week and step this down to 11-12 hours by 8 weeks of age. Maintain this level of light until your pullets reach 17-19 weeks of age depending on strain. To stimulate hens, add 1 hour of light plus an additional 15-30 minutes/ week until exposure reaches about 16 hours/day. Hens exposed to natural light require supplemental light at night such that they receive 16 hours of light/day. Once your hens begin laying, maintaining a consistent length of exposure to light is critical.