Shopping Cart
Menu

Types of Feed And Grit Explained

FEED

We know the different types of chicken feed can be confusing. At Small Pet Select, we know exactly which feed your chicken needs to stay happy and healthy.

Below, you’ll find all of the types of chicken feed we offer. Feed is categorized by its uses and levels of protein, fiber, and fat. Understanding each type is super beneficial, so let’s cover the basics.

P.S. All of our chicken feeds are corn-free, soy-free and non-GMO… and sourced in the U.S.A. 🇺🇸


Type of Feed Uses Description Fiber Protein Fat

Garden Goodness Layer Feed with Botanicals

Daily feed for adult chickens 18 weeks and older. 

Perfect for your mature flock. A combination of high protein pellets, grains and seeds with a light basting of Omega 3 vegetable oil feed provides essential protein meal along with whole grains mixed throughout.

Max 6.0%

18%

Min 4.0%

Garden Goodness Grower Feed with Pumpkin Seeds

Daily feed for younger chickens ages 6-18 weeks.

The very best nutrition for your teenagers. Low fat and high protein help with feather and muscle growth.

Max 3.0%

18%

Min 2.4%

Garden Goodness Starter Feed

Daily feed for baby chicks up to 8 weeks.

The perfect combination for your littlest flock members. This simple feed with high protein gives your chicks that boost they need to grow big and strong. 💪🏼

Max 6.0%

22%

Min 3.0%

GRIT

Grit can’t be dissolved; it stays in the gizzard and it’s used to grind food because chickens don’t have teeth. (Sorry, guys.)

It takes the place of what teeth do, and grinds and crushes food in the gizzards. Even the youngest birds need some grit to keep their gizzards working properly.

We've got the perfect size for babies, teens, and adults. Basics are below.

Type of Grit Uses Description Ingredients

Chick Grit

From hatch to 6-8 weeks of age.

Even the youngest birds need some grit to keep their gizzards working properly. We've got the perfect size just for the babies. Sizes can be mixed with no worry; the birds will choose the right sizes for themselves.

100% crushed washed granite

Grower Grit

6ish - 18ish weeks of age.

Help your youngsters grow up strong and healthy! (And we promise, that gangly phase will pass.) We've got the perfect size just for "growers." Sizes can be mixed with no worry; the birds will choose the right sizes for themselves.

100% crushed washed rose quartz

Grown-Up Grit

Adult Layers

Birds will self-regulate their grit intake, so no worries about overdoing it. But if they need some and can't get to any, they may end up with digestive problems. Keep a bit out for you egg-laying friends at all times.

100% crushed washed rose quartz

If you have more questions, just call us.

We're always happy to talk. 🙌🏽🐥🐤🐣

Subscribe

Choose your region

We have stores in each of these regions... choose the one closest to you!

Take me there