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    Give Your Flock the Best Nutrition Possible

    We offer a variety of all-natural poultry feeds, supplements and treats that contain sun-grown grains, plant proteins, vitamins and minerals. So you can find what’s best for your flock.

     
    Start & Grow® Medicated and Non-Medicated
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    Flock Raiser Pellets
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    Layena® Plus Omega 3
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    Layena® Pellets & Crumbles
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    Information from Our Poultry Experts

    Animal experts at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center share their knowledge about poultry.

    Q
    Is it necessary to wash the eggs after gathering them?
    A
    Eggs are laid with a protective coating, which helps keep bacteria out. It is best if this is not disturbed. Excessive washing can force bacteria through pores in the shell and into the egg, greatly reducing its chance for successful incubation and hatching. If washing is necessary, it should be gentle and quick, using water only. This water should be warmer than the egg, and the eggs should be dried and cooled as quickly as possible.