Superfood blend is a unique blend packed full of all-natural superfoods, herbs, and spices designed to provide a health booster for the general wellbeing of your flock.
🥗Improve the function of the pancreas, tummy, and liver
🥗Improves yolk colour
🥗Boost the immune system and prevent infection
🥗Improves digestive and intestinal health
🥗Particulary useful for older hens, or chickens coming out of winter and back on the lay
All ingredients are food-grade, all-natural, pesticide-free, non-toxic, no artificial scents – NO NASTIES!
Add one tablespoon of Superfood Blend per cup of feed or feed separately as a treat.
Hand blended in QLD
Supplied in a resealable bag
Contains a nutritious blend of delicious, high-quality ingredients that chickens love.
- Seaweed: Seaweeds have been used in poultry to improve immune status, decrease the microbial load in the digestive tract, and for their beneficial effect on the quality of poultry meat and eggs. It improves the quality of eggshell strength, improves yolk colour, and increases egg laying numbers as well as improves absorption of nutrients. Seaweed also has a powerful probiotic-like effect.
- Calendula: Calendula is a “super herb” traditionally used to support healthy digestion, immune system functions, and even healthy skin. It will also provide a wonderful bright YELLOW yolk!
- Brewers Yeast: Brewer’s yeast contains protein and many of the minerals and vitamins that birds need, especially during moulting and the breeding season. Brewer’s yeast is the perfect dietary supplement to ensure your backyard flock grows healthy and strong. Brewer’s yeast supplements your flock’s diet with extra vitamins and nutrients and is fortified with vitamins B3 (niacin), B6, and B12 – essential vitamins for all backyard fowl, and especially ducklings.
- Nettle: Stinging nettle is a natural detoxifier, antiparasitic, and aids in respiratory health. It is also a natural antibacterial. Throughout history, many chicken keepers would offer nettles to their chickens and would swear that it would keep them laying straight through the entire year. Nettle is also naturally high in iron and calcium. Nettle is also a great way to prevent internal parasites.
- Alfalfa: Alfalfa can be a high nutritional plant for chickens and provides vitamins C, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and chlorophyll.
- Pumpkin Seed: Pumpkin seeds are packed full of Vitamin E is a key component in a healthy immune and neurological system. Vitamin E can help to boost the immune system and can protect against coccidiosis, E. coli and bronchitis. Deficiency of vitamin E can lead to wry neck and even severe neurological problems. Pumpkin seeds also contain large volumes of Zinc.
- Sunflower Seeds: Sunflower Seeds are particularly high in Vitamin “E”: known to be vital for the poultry immune system and a protector against diseases like coccidiosis, e.coli, and bronchitis(1). Protein: high levels of protein (around 26%) make this a great boost for chickens at times of stress such as moulting and cold weather. Oil: the high levels of linoleic acid(2 and 3) increases weight and sets chickens up for the winter months, and adds to the nutritional value (and weight) of eggs. Antioxidants: sunflowers are rich in natural antioxidants(4) – another boost to the immune system.
- Rosemary: Rosemary aids liver protection. Adding rosemary to chickens’ feed shows some benefit to chickens suffering from liver damage as a result of aflatoxicosis, due to ingestion of toxic moulds, common in poor quality poultry feed. According to the USDA, fresh rosemary has a very high reserve of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and B vitamins, as well as minerals like magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, and manganese. The carnosic acid in rosemary has neuroprotective properties. It helps to reduce oxidative stress and overstimulation in nerve cells, ultimately protecting the nervous system. It is also known to protect certain parts of the brain from tissue damage such as ischemic injury, heal nervous tissue, and reduce blood clots. Rosemary is specifically powerful against bacterial infections. It is linked to preventing Staphylococcus aureus infections (think bumblefoot prevention).
- Ginger: Ginger does not just happen to be a great appetite stimulant, it is a highly beneficial antioxidant, a stress reducer, and a nutritional vegetable. Ginger is rich in several essential nutrients including iron, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin C in abundance. Iron is just as important for chickens as it is for any other bird, animal, or human.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon contains a compound that thins the blood, which means that it also helps circulatory systems, which improves blood flow to combs, wattles and feet, also helping to prevent frostbite. Also, cinnamon is commonly used to help treat nasal congestion, coughing, infections, and the common cold.
- Mint: Mint has a calming, de-stressing effect. Mints have also long been used in traditional medicines as antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and digestive aids. Their leaves are rich in phosphorus, calcium and vitamins like A, C, D, and E which support the body’s immune system.