POULTRY

Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs offers Day-Old Meat Chicks and Layer Chicks as well as Turkey Poults, Ducklings, Goslings, Pheasants, Call Ducklings and Guinea Keets which are available to order with delivery dates scheduled from April through August/September.  ***Please note:  Our 2017 ordering season for backyard flock birds is over — Watch for 2018 order forms, delivery dates and pricing in February 2018.

We manufacture, on-site, our own chicken feeds suitable for feeding your backyard flock of meat chickens and/or laying hens.  Many poultry producers find that our mash feeds make an economical choice for their backyard flock.  These poultry feeds (25 kg. bags), are made from locally-grown grains, combined into a mash feed which contains a pelleted protein supplement with all the vitamins and minerals required in a balanced diet for the healthy growth of your meat and laying chickens.  

We also carry  Shur-Gain’s own“Small Flock” and/or “Homestead” line of chicken and turkey feeds that come in a crumbled, uniform texture (in 25 kg. bags or 2 tonne bulk delivered on-farm) as an alternative ration to feed your flock.

DAY-OLD MEAT & LAYER CHICKS &  TURKEYS POULTS:

Day-Old Chicks & Turkeys 2017 Order Form

***Please note:  Our 2017 ordering season for backyard flock birds is over — Watch for 2018 order forms, delivery dates and pricing in February 2018.

Please allow at least 4 weeks advance notice so that we can ensure your order is booked through the hatchery (Millpond Hatchery in Grafton) and we can have your order confirmed for your desired pick-up date.  

PHEASANTS, GOSLINGS, CALL DUCKLINGS & GUINEA KEETS:

Ducklings, Goslings, Guinea Keets & Pheasants 2017 Order Form

***Please note:  Our 2017 ordering season for backyard flock birds is over — Watch for 2018 order forms, delivery dates and pricing in February 2018.

Please allow at least 5 weeks advance notice so that we can ensure your order is booked through the hatchery (Millpond Hatchery in Grafton) and we can have your order confirmed for your desired pick-up date.  

Please Note: If there are any other feathered fowl day-old chicks that you are interested in purchasing, please contact us as we may be able to source them for your flock.

READY-TO-LAY CHICKENS:

Ready-To-Lay Pullets 2017 Order Form

— Note:  There may be one more order this fall if customer numbers warrant — Place your order soon.

We try to bring in a load of ~19-week old Ready-to-Lay hens once per month from April to October but frequency depends upon order volume numbers, hen availability and delivery truck scheduling.

— We can’t set an pre-determined date as it’s not an exact science for when our order will arrive.  Simply place your order with us and we will contact you when we know when delivery date to our store will be — You can decide then if this date works for you.  Unfortunately, we don’t carry birds over to after delivery date — Hens must be picked up delivery day.  ***Please note:  Our policy for any orders of six birds or less must be paid when ordering.

ORGANIC FEED FOR LAYING HENS & MEAT BIRDS:

Homestead Organics LogoIf you are considering trying organic feeds for your backyard flock, Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs floor-stocks year-round an Organic Layer Mash and during the chick-growing season, Organic Chick Starter & Organic Chick Grower.

***Give us a heads-up if you are interested in using all organic feeds for your meat bird or laying hen flocks — We only receive these products on a monthly basis and we need a 2-3 week ordering window for our supplier to order/deliver.

We endeavour to keep Homestead Organic’s  Organic 16% Layer Mash (No Soy Formula) in stock at all times — If you are considering feeding your hens organic feeds, please give us ample notice so we can meet your needs.  

Egg Formation and Eggshell Quality in Layers — Understanding the factors that can affect shell quality is vital for the production of eggs with the highest quality possible.

Biosecurity for Small Poultry Facilities — Click for info to protect your flock.

Water Quality for Poultry–Nutrifax — A safe and adequate supply of water is essential for efficient poultry production.

REMINDER:  New backyard poultry producers will need to register as a Family Food Grower in Ontario.  

As a licensed Broker/Dealer for the Chicken Farmers of Ontario, we can obtain this number on your behalf after you place your chick order, providing us with your contact information and the location where your chicks will be grown.

If you are new to having your own backyard flock, we have prepared a downloadable document, CHICK CHECK LIST, that will give you all the details to prepare for your chicks and how to care for them as you grow them to market weight.

FEEDING YOUR CHICKENS & TURKEYS:

Basic Care for your Chicks, Turkeys, Pullets, Poults, Ducklings & Goslings — Click to download Shur-Gain’s fowl care program

Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs manufactures, on-site, our own Chicken Feeds suitable for feeding your backyard flock of Meat Chickens and/or Laying Hens.  Many poultry producers find that our mash feeds make an economical choice for their backyard flock.

These poultry feeds (25 kg. bags), are made from locally-grown grains, combined into a mash feed which contains a pelleted protein supplement with all the vitamins and minerals required in a balanced diet for the healthy growth of your meat and laying chickens.

We also carry the Shur-Gain’s own“Small Flock” and/or “Homestead” line of chicken and turkey feeds that come in a crumbled, uniform texture (in 25 kg. bags or 2 tonne bulk delivered on-farm) as an alternative ration to feed your flock.

Here is Shur-Gain’s Small Flock Poultry Program Brochure that will give you lots of information about their feeding program from day-old to market.

Any questions that you may have about raising your own backyard flock can be directed to any staff at Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs — we’d be happy to help.

Feel free to email us at customercare@wrightsfeeds.ca for current pricing information or to ask us any questions.

Click on this link:   Shur-Gain’s “At A Glance” Poultry Issue to learn about boosting your bottom line in the poultry business.

POULTRY INDUSTRY LINKS:

Family Food Program of Ontario

Chicken Farmers of Ontario

Turkey Farmers of Ontario

Egg Farmers of Ontario

Ontario Hatching Egg & Chick Commission

Chicken Farmers of Canada

Egg Farmers of Canada