Frequently asked questions

Will my hens eat it?


Yes! We know because ours do. Your hens will love the variety. All of them have different tastes, so each may eat certain seeds before they will eat others. We recommend that you delay refilling their feeders until after your hens have eaten most or all of their feed. That way they are still able to consume the whole variety and keep their diet balanced. If, for some reason, your hens are extra picky, try these tips: - Each day, only feed approximately the amount that can be consumed in one day by your flock. If they know the feed is limited, your hens are more likely to gobble everything up. - Soak your feed in a sealed container for 12 hours prior to feeding by adding equal parts water and feed. Make sure you clean up any uneaten soaked feed within 24 hours to avoid mold growth. - Don't offer other feed products simultaneously with Hippie Hens. If you choose to supplement with other products, do it separately.




Can my hens digest it?


Absolutely. Your hens have an amazingly effective digestions system that allows them to consume a huge variety of plant and animal products and utilize them for nutrition. Thanks to their gizzard, they can grind large and tough seeds even though they have no teeth! Check out this helpful article on Wikipedia to learn more. You can help them out by providing free choice grit at all times.




Where can I buy it?


Check out the Where To Buy page on our website to find a retailer near you!




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How can I become a retailer?


Fill out the contact form on this page and we will get in touch with you about carrying Hippie Hens in your store.




Sometimes I find an egg with a soft shell. How can I fix this?


Soft egg shells hapen for a variety of reasons including mineral imbalance, calcium deficiency, illness, and heat stress. Even with complete feeds that have been formulated to provide adequate minerals, hens may fluctuate from time to time and become deficient. Here are some things you can try in order to correct the problem: -Provide free choice oyster shell at all times so that your hens can stock up on calcium -During extremely hot weather, consider using a water treatment that helps to restore normal pH levels, provide electrolytes, and supply more digestive enzymes





 
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