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.

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:

Our 2018 Chick Days are complete — Please check back February 2019 for next year’s chick dates and pricing.  

      

DUCKLINGS, GOSLINGS, & GUINEA HEN KEETS & PHEASANTS:

Our 2018 Ducks, Goslings & Game Bird Days are complete — Please check back February 2019 for next year’s chick dates and pricing. 

READY-TO-LAY CHICKENS:

2018 Order Form & Price List — Ready-to-Lay Pullets

LAST RTL order is in the works —  If you would like laying hens for fall 2018, contact us now.

We try to bring in a load of ~19-week old ready-to-lay hens roughly 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:

If 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 bi-monthly basis and we need a 2-3 week ordering window for our supplier to order/deliver.  Please give us ample time to fulfill your organic feed orders.

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.

Antimicrobials Resistance Update — 2018

As of December 1, 2018, all Medically Important Antimicrobials (MIAs) for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only.  

Antimicrobial drugs like antibiotics are important to fight bacterial infections in humans and animals.  All medically important antimicrobials will be on the Prescription Drug List – Products for Veterinary Use.

 You will need to get a prescription from a veterinarian for your animals for:

— Prescription drugs (including, for example, injectables, in-water and in-feed formulations).  You will be able to buy these drugs from a veterinarian or pharmacist.  Importation rules will continue as per existing Food and Drug Regulations.  

— Prescription medicated feed – This is livestock feed that contains a prescription drug, including supplements, macro & micro premixes and complete feed.  You will be able to buy these medicated feeds from a commercial feed mill, veterinarian or pharmacist with a veterinary prescription.

The Prescription Drug List (PDL) is a list of medicinal ingredients. Any drug containing an ingredient on this list must be sold by prescription.  Since 2004, new MIAs approved by Health Canada have been included on the PDL and must be sold by prescription.
We are now moving all remaining MIAs approved for veterinary use before 2004 to the PDL. With this change, we establish the same level of oversight for those MIAs approved before 2004 as for those approved after.
The following MIA ingredients will be included on the PDL for Veterinary Use: Apramycin; Bacitracin; Erythromycin; Lincomycin; Neomycin; Penicillin G; Spectinomycin; Streptomycin/Dihydrostreptomycin; Sulphonamides; Tilmicosin; Tiamulin; Tylosin/Tylvalosin; Virginiamycin; Tetracycline/Chlortetracycline/Oxytetracycline; Or their salts or derivatives.   This includes all dosage forms whether in feed, water, otic, oral, topical, implant, injectable, intrauterine, intramammary or dusting powder.

There will be changes to the labels of MIAs:  a “Pr” will be on the principal display panel;  growth promotion claims and related directions for use will be removed; responsible use statements will be put on labels of all in-feed and in-water MIAs. 

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