Chick Starter Crumbs

With high quality protein sources, betaine and prebiotics & oligosaccharides to support immune & gut health.  

A palatable complete feed for all chicks up to 6 weeks of age, specifically designed to encourage feeding and healthy growth & development.


Chick Starter Crumbs

A crumb form for easy feeding with probiotics, yeast, selenium and vitamin E to get chicks off to a good start.

A palatable complete feed for all chicks up to 6 weeks of age, designed to encourage feeding and healthy growth & development. 


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What are the Benefits of Feeding Chick Starter Crumbs? 

  • Provides a nutritionally balanced, high protein & starch diet for all chicks from hatching up to 6 weeks of age.
  • 17% crude protein.
  • Formulated with selenium, vitamin E and hemp derived Omega 3's to support a healthy immune system.
  • Contains live yeast culture and enzymes along with oligosaccharides to support gut health and the digestion of cereals.
  • Provides a balanced supply of amino acids to support the healthy development of chicks.
  • Supports a healthy uptake of nutrients from feed including bonded phosphorous.
  • With betaine to reduce heat stress and dehydration.
  • Formulated as a palatable crumb for easy feeding.
  • Manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standards.

*Reduced stock: BBE: 2nd June 2022. Offer available while stocks last.

Explained - Nutraceuticals

Explained - The 35 Active Nutraceuticals in Chick Starter Crumbs

Nutraceuticals are products derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value.

Beta-Glucanase & Beta-Xylanase Enzyme

Allows for a more efficient absorption and digestion of the feed's nutrients including beta glucans derived from cereal starch sources.

Betaine

Helps reduce heat stress and dehydration, particularly important for housed birds, as well as preserving the availability of amino acids.

Beta Carotene (Vitamin A precursor)

A safe and effective way to provide the building blocks for vitamin A, which is vital for vision, appetite and growth.

Biotin

Important for beak and claw integrity as well as plumage and skin condition.

Calcium

Essential as a major constituent of bones and eggshell and required for muscle contractions (all movement), cell membrane function and enzyme regulation.

Choline

Essential for all cell membranes and neural function, necessary to support cognitive health and aid in the prevention of fatty liver syndrome. Also important to prevent Perosis (displacement of the Achilles' tendon), a common issue found in poultry.

Copper

Essential for improving blood flow and for the production of collagen, which provides the framework for muscles, organs and connective tissues. Prolonged copper deficiency can lead to reduced egg production, hatchability and abnormal eggs.

Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)

Helps produce healthy blood cells and used by the body to manufacture DNA. A deficiency can result in decreased egg production, poor plumage and Perosis.

Iodine

Essential for the production of thyroid hormones; important for healthy feathering

Iron

Essential for the transport and storage of oxygen around the body. It is also needed for growth, healing and immunity.

Lysine

A vital amino acid for poultry and layers, critical for the growth of body tissues and essential for the development of nutritious eggs.

Magnesium

Essential for the nervous system and for normal growth and development.

Manganese 

Essential to maintaining the growth of tendons and ligaments, the formation of cartilage and the elasticity of connective tissue.

Methionine

An essential amino acid crucial for egg size, weight and composition.

Niacin (Vitamin B3)

Important for carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism, cell respiration and DNA repair. Deficiency can result in dermatitis and poor feathering on feet and head, reduced laying and brooding.

Oligosaccharides (Fructo & Mannan)

Oligosaccharides from yeast cell wall that help support natural expulsion of antagonists in the digestive tract and maintain a high level of natural immunity.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

An important anti-inflammatory for general health and wellbeing including cholesterol metabolism, nerve transmission and the immune system. Essential for healthy skin and high quality plumage.

Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)

Essential in order for the body to synthesise coenzyme A, which is essential for fatty acid metabolism. Important for feed conversion.

Phosphorous

Essential for growth, bone & teeth development as well as egg production, quality, size and shell integrity. Supports urinary tract health.

Phytase Enzyme

Increases the bio-availablility of phosphorous to the bird. Phosphorous typcially has a low absorption rate.

Potassium

Aids fat & carbohydrate metabolism, nerve and muscle control. Vital for the movement of nutrients into a cell.

Salt (Sodium & Chloride)

An important electrolyte which regulates bodily fluids across cells and essential for movement of nerve impulses across the body. Vital for the movement of nutrients into a cell.

Selenium (Inc. Bonded)

An important antioxidant that works synergistically with vitamin E.

Starch

The main energy source in the poultry diet.

Tryptophan

An essential amino acid vital for the body's proteins, enzymes, muscles and neurotransmitters. Helps to regulate appetite, sleep, mood and pain.

Vitamin A (Retinyl Acetate)

Essential for healthy eyesight, a strong bone structure, good fertility and an active immune system.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

Supports neural pathways, appetite & muscle strength.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Supports appetite, growth and healthy skin.

Vitamin B6

Supports protein metabolism, growth and cognitive function.

Vitamin B12

Essential for the utilisation of amino acids; involved in the production of red blood cells and the integrity of the nervous system.

Vitamin D3

Crucial for bone development. Also important for the immune system, fertility and the release of insulin. Works synergistically in particular with calcium to ensure good shell strength, egg quality and layability.

Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol)

A biological antioxidant and essential for healthy reproductive, muscular, circulatory, nervous and immune systems.

Vitamin K

Supports optimal liver function and important for the blood clotting process.

Yeast Cultures

Live yeast to increase the availability of phosphorous and scavenge harmful oxygen from the digestive tract, particularly important for young birds. Helps to strengthen natural gut and immune defences.

Zinc

Essential for insulin production, blood clotting, healing and claw and beak health. Supports wound healing and the immune system. Sufficient levels of zinc are crucial for maintaining comb colour and prevent feathers from fraying.

Daily Feeding Recommendation

All Chicks From Hatching Up To 6 Weeks

  • Ad Lib As Required

Additional Product Information

Product Information & Analysis

Form & Pack Size(s)                                                                          WH070322-1135

Manufactured as:

  • Very Digestible Crumb

Available in:

  • 20kg Bags

Analytical Constituents

  • 17% Crude Protein
  • 4.5% Crude Fat
  • 5.5% Crude Fibre
  • 6.5% Crude Ash
  • 1.1% Calcium
  • 0.9% Phosphorus
  • 0.2% Sodium
  • 0.2% Magnesium
  • 1% Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Composition

  • Wheat
  • Wheatfeed
  • Hipro Soya Meal (GM Soya Production)
  • Hemp Seed Meal
  • Maize Gluten (Prairie) Meal (Non-GM)
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Minerals, Mono & Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids & Vitamins
  • Soya Oil (GM Soya Production)
  • Amino Acid Premix
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • 0.5% Oligosaccharides (Fructo & Mannan)
  • Yeast Cell Wall
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Salt

 

Nutritional Additives

Amino Acids

  • 0.85% Lysine
  • 0.40% Methionine
  • 0.26% Tryptophan

Trace Elements (/kg):

  • 185mg Iron (3b103 Iron (II) Sulphate Monohydrate)
  • 155mg Zinc (3b603 Zinc Oxide)
  • 91mg Manganese (3b502 Manganese (II) Oxide)
  • 21mg Copper (3b405 Copper (II) Sulphate Pentahydrate)
  • 1.1mg Iodine (3b202 Iodine (I) Calcium Iodate Anhydrous)
  • 420mcg Selenium (3b801 Sodium Selenite)
  • 80mcg Selenium (3b815 L-Selenomethionine)

Vitamins (/kg)

  • 6500iu Vitamin A (3a672a Retinyl Acetate)
  • 4500iu Vitamin D3 (3a671)
  • 119mg Vitamin E (3a700 Alpha Tocopherol)
  • 375mg Betaine (3a925)
  • 86mg Niacin (3a314)
  • 23mg Calcium D-Pantothenate (3a841)
  • 18mg Folic Acid (3a316)
  • 7mg Vitamin B6 (3a831)
  • 2.5mg Vitamin A pre-cursor (E160a (ii) Beta-Carotene)
  • 40mcg Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

Technological Additives

Binders & Anti-Caking Agents (/kg)​:

  • 2gms Calcium Sulphate (E516)

Zootechnical Additives

Digestibility Enhancers (/kg):

  • 2e10 CFU 4b1702 Saccharomyces Cerevisiae CNCM I-4407 (Actisaf Sc47)
  • (4a1604i) Endo-1,3(4)-Beta-Glucanase (EC 3.2.1.6) 1100VU/g & Endo-1,4-Beta-Xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8) 1500VU/g produced by Talaromyces Versatilis sp.nov. IMI CC 378536 (formerly Penicillium Funiculosum IMI SD 101)
  • (4a1600) 3-phytase (EC 3.1.3.8) 500FTU/kg produced by Aspergillus Niger (CBS 101.672)

Quality Assurance / Storage Advice & Additional Information 

  • This product is manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standard.
  • This product should be stored in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.

Associated Knowledge Base Articles

For more detailed information relating to the benefits of this product, please refer to the following Knowledge Base articles:

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