POULTRY

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 “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.

BACKYARD POULTRY FLOCK ORDERS

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. 

Order pick-up dates at our store are scheduled from April through late summer/fall, depending on the breed’s laying season.

NOTE:  We recommend that you book your processing/killing date with your preferred poultry processor at the time of pickup of your backyard poultry order — This will avoid surprises if the processor is unable to take you at your preferred kill-date and cause you have to feed your flock past your desired weight until a kill-date is available.

DAY-OLD MEAT CHICKS, LAYER CHICKS & TURKEY POULTS          To place your day-old chick or turkey order, please download/print off order form and either drop off at store or scan/email wrightsfeeds@gmail.comPayment is due when ordering and can be paid at the store in-person, call the store with your credit card or by e-transfer to same email.          Once payment is received, your order will go into the hatchery.  We will contact you a day or two before the pick-up date of your order to confirm with a better idea when to expect the birds arrival at the store for your pickup day.

NB:  Birds must be picked up in Blackstock on confirmed pickup day – Sorry, no carry-over of birds to the following day or beyond.

We will complete your registration as a ‘Family Food Grower’ with CFO (Chicken Farmers of Ontario) if you are new to backyard poultry.  We will also register/file online your chick purchases by completing CFO’s Form 300 (a paper copy of which will be available when you pick up your order) which you are required to take along with your birds to the poultry processor. 

We will also register your turkey poult purchase information with TFO (Turkey Farmers of Ontario) once you’ve picked up your poults.

DUCKLINGS, GOSLINGS, GUINEA KEETS & PHEASANTS      To place your day-old duckling, gosling, guinea keets or pheasant chicks, please download & print off order form and either drop off at store or scan/email wrightsfeeds@gmail.comPayment is due when ordering and can be paid at the store in-person, call the store with your credit card or by e-transfer to same email.   Once payment is received, your order will go into the hatchery.  We will contact you a day or two before the pick-up date of your order to confirm with a better idea when to expect the birds arrival at the store for your pickup day.  

NB:  Birds must be picked up in Blackstock on confirmed pickup day – Sorry, no carry-over of birds to the following day or beyond.

READY-TO-LAY CHICKENS

READY-TO-LAY CHICKENS      To place your for Ready-To-Lay Pullets, please download & print off order form and either drop off at store or email wrightsfeeds@gmail.comPayment is due when ordering and can be paid at the store in-person, call the store with your credit card or by e-transfer to same email. We will contact you when we know when order pick-up date will be at our store  — You can decide then if the pick-up date works for you.

***Order frequency of RTL chickens depends upon adequate order volume, the availability of pullets from supplier and timing of third-party delivery services.

NB:  Birds must be picked up in Blackstock on confirmed pickup day – Sorry, no carry-over of birds to the following day or beyond.  Please bring poultry transport crate(s) or large cardboard box(es) for the transport of your birds.

For your Information:  In Ontario, backyard laying hen flocks may have up to 99 hens without purchasing quota.  Ungraded eggs can only be sold from the actual farm gate location; Graded eggs (through a licensed grading station) may be sold anywhere, even from small flocks.

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.

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