Chicken Feed Block


Chicken Feed Block

A balanced blend of grains, vitamins and minerals compressed into a block for easy feeding and minimal wastage.
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Nesty Chicken Feed Blocks

Introducing a new way to feed your flock. Ditch the bag and scoop, and bring in the Nesty feed block! Packed with nutrients to meet the need for laying poultry, this block is sure to be a hit in your hen house!

Why Nesty Chicken Blocks?

Boredom Buster

Boredom Buster

An enriching feed item that stimulates chooks's interest and discourages bad behaviours such as feather picking and bullying.

Complete Diet

Complete Diet

A complete and balanced blend that can be used in substitution of a scoop of feed. Always ensure each hen has access to 130g (per day) to avoid underfeeding.

Eliminates Waste

Eliminates Waste

The compact block formulation challenges chickens, reducing wasting habits such as "kicking out" or selectively eating.

Boredom Buster

Boredom Buster

The compact block formulation challenges chickens, reducing wasting habits such as "kicking out" or selectively eating.

Complete Diet

Complete Diet

An enriching feed item that stimulates chooks interest and discourages bad behaviours such as feather picking and bullying.

Eliminates Waste

Eliminates Waste

A complete and balanced blend that can be used to substitute a scoop of feed. Ensure each hen has access to 130g (per day) to avoid underfeeding.

See Nesty Chicken Feed Block Ingredients

Mealworms

Mealworms are a highly nutritious and well accepted addition in chicken diets. Rich in protein, mealworms assist in growth and development, feather growth and repair, and enhancing egg quality. They are a fantastic source of amino acids necessary for chicken health. The nutrients in mealworms can help strengthen the immune system of chickens, making them more resistant to diseases and infections.

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Black Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds provide healthy fats and antioxidants, whilst improving the quality of hens eggs and boosting their immunity. Rich in vitamin E, sunflower seeds provide energy and can aid in the moulting process and periods of stress. The high linoleic acid content is essential for keeping poultry at a healthy weight, particularly throughout winter, where plumper chickens will handle the cold better.

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Wheat

Wheat is a rich source of carbohydrates, providing the energy chickens need for daily activities, growth, and egg production. Its high energy content helps maintain the bird's metabolism and overall health. Chickens generally find wheat quite palatable, which can ensure consistent feed intake.

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Nesty Vitamins & Minerals

A balanced vitamin and mineral formulation is included to assist in normal body functions, growth and reproduction. Specifically designed to meet the needs of laying, breeding and show poultry.

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Corn

High in carbohydrates and low in fibre, maize (corn) is easy to digest and a valuable source of energy. Maize can increase chickens weight and contains less sugar than sweet corn. Cryptoxanthin is a colour pigment present in corn that may help give egg yolks a brighter yellow colour too. The high calorie, low protein content makes maize an essential and widely used cereal as part of the balanced diet.

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Lupins

Lupins can be a valuable energy and protein source for several classes of poultry. They are low in fat and high in starch. These legumes are high in lysine, one of the most vital amino acids required in poultry diets and their high protein content complements many cereal based diets.

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Nesty Gluing Agent

Includes natural thickeners and food grade binders to glue the block together without compromising the quality and palatability of the block.

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Lucerne chaff

Fibre rich and highly palatable, lucerne is an enriching option that stimulates positive behaviours in poultry. Lucerne also helps to optimise chickens intestinal flora, particularly when phasing in new feeds. It supports the yellow colouring of the yolk and assists with birds to be healthier, stronger and fuller in feather.

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Peas

Peas can be a valuable energy and protein source for several classes of poultry. They are low in fat and high in starch. This legume is high in lysine, one of the most vital amino acids required in poultry diets and it’s high protein content complements many cereal based diets.

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Turmeric

Turmeric, known for its active compound curcumin, has been identified as a beneficial supplement in the diets of chickens, offering a range of health and productivity benefits due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.

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Vegetable Oil

An excellent source of essential fatty acids and energy. Oil is rich in a variety of unsaturated fatty acids which are important for the growth and development of laying hens, particularly linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is deposited directly into the egg yolk which thereby increases the weight of the egg. Oil also improves the overall palatability of the feed, animal immunity and feed intake.

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Calcium Supplements

Includes Shell grit and Calciprill to assist in calcium requirements. The Shellgrit helps grind down the food in the gizzard, aid in egg shell strength and bone development. The Calciprill is a highly soluble and bioavailable source of calcium to allow for easy absorption and utilisation of calcium fed in your fowls diet.

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Mealworms

Mealworms are a highly nutritious and well accepted addition in chicken diets. Rich in protein, mealworms assist in growth and development, feather growth and repair, and enhancing egg quality. They are a fantastic source of amino acids necessary for chicken health. The nutrients in mealworms can help strengthen the immune system of chickens, making them more resistant to diseases and infections.

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Poultry Nutrient Block

The Nesty Nutrient Block is a complete and balanced combination of whole and crushed grains. Pressed together in an appetising bar, the block contains turmeric to assist in skin conditions and digestion plus meal worms as an additional source of quality protein. Additional vitamins and minerals are included to support hen health, increase productivity and improve egg quality. This includes vitamin E and biotin. The Nesty Nutrient block is the all new way to feed your hens. It is ideal for fussy hens who "kick out" or selectively eat, and is an excellent way to enrich your flocks diet to eliminate boredom.

Why Nesty Chicken Feed Block

A balanced block that provides essential nutrients for laying poultry.

An easy feed option that replaces a scoop of feed, minimising wastage.

Encourages feed utilisation by challenging hens ability to “kick out” feed.

Eliminates boredom by providing a more stimulating and enriching food source.

A combination of whole and crushed grains creating a textured and interesting block for poultry.

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1 Business Day

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1-5 Business Days

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2-5 Business Days

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4-8 Business Days

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Accessories

Standard flat rate $9.95

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Standard flat rate $9.95

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Standard flat rate $19.95

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Shipping Frequently Asked Questions

All orders are shipped and dispatched from our facility in Mount Barker, SA. Orders with items displayed as ‘in stock’ on our site are processed and shipped next day. With the Exclusion of weekends and public holidays.

We can only ship Small Accessories to PO Boxes, while larger items like Next Boxes and other accessories must be shipped to residential or commercial addresses due to their size. Unfortunately, we’re unable to accommodate custom delivery requests such as scheduling specific delivery dates and times, leaving the package in a particular location, or calling in advance or on arrival. These requests can only be accommodated if a customer organises freight collection and services themselves.

The packaging should ensure that the product arrives in brand-new, perfect condition. Nestyboxes takes great care to ensure that the product is dispatched from our facility in perfect condition. Even though we hope it won't, if an item is harmed in transit or a portion of your delivery is missing, kindly let us know as soon as you can after receiving your order by contacting us using the information on our Contact page.

When placing an order, you have the choice to select "authority to leave" during the checkout process (ATL). In this case, without a signature being required, our shipping carriers will leave the delivery at your unattended location. It's important to understand that this delivery method carries no guarantee against loss or damage, and neither NestyBoxes nor the shipping companies we work with cannot be held responsible for it.
It might not always be possible for the shipping carrier to leave a package with ATL instructions, though. This might happen, for example, if the delivery address is inside a secure building or complex and appropriate access to the address is not possible, or if there are insufficient instructions regarding where to leave the delivery.

Shipping Policy Notes

*Rural and remote areas may attract longer shipping times but we make every effort to ensure we provide the fastest delivery times possible.
*Please note bulky orders to rural, remote & offshore areas in excess of 25kg may attract additional delivery fees.
*The delivery time frames provided above are merely estimates provided by our shipping providers. These estimates are based on business days and commence from the date of dispatch from our warehouse, not the date of order submission.

All your questions answered

Yes, Nesty Nutrient Blocks can be fed as a treat alongside your standard chicken feed. It can be placed inside your hen’s coop in a cool and dry location where they can pick at it and enjoy a stimulating meal. It can also be fed as your hen’s primary diet but take note of how many hens you have as each bird will be eating 130g per head per day.

Yes, Nesty Nutrient Blocks are a fantastic way of enriching your flock's diet. It eliminates boredom and can reduce wastage. The variety of textured grains including whole and crushed, plus the addition of mealworms creates a palatable treat for all poultry.

This nutrient dense chicken feed block is designed to stimulate hens and provide an array of health benefits. The inclusion of mealworms provides a quality source of proteins, fats, minerals and ammino acids, making for an enjoyable treat in the mix. Turmeric will assist in maintaining healthy skin, and digestion, and is a powerful antioxidant and anti-viral which helps boost the immune system.

By providing your hens with a Nutrient Block, you should eliminate boredom and bad behaviours such as feather picking and bullying. The added bonus of feeding Nesty Nutrient Blocks is it eliminates wastage. Hens are required to peck and pull out pieces of grain, making it challenging to “kick out,” or waste feed. This should aid in feed utilisation and overall hen health.

Yes, Nesty Nutrient Blocks are poultry non specific feeds. You can safely provide these blocks to all types of poultry, however we find they are best suitable to poultry with beaks rather than bills (eg, ducks).

The Nesty Nutrient Blocks contain dried Mealworms, a rich source of protein, fats, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. The Nesty gluing agent also contains a small percentage of gelatine (a product derived from animals). Therefore, making it not vegetarian only. Chickens are, however, an omnivorous species and will benefit from eating meats and meat by-products as it is a quality source of protein and valuable nutrients.

If you seek a vegetarian only option, contact the Nesty team, or keep an eye out for special release blocks.

Yes, Nesty Nutrient Blocks contain the Nesty vitamins and minerals pre-mix. This includes but is not limited to: Sodium Chloride, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Methionine, Water, Vitamins A,D,E,K,B1,B2,B6,B12, Biotin, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Molybdenum, Cobalt, Copper, Iodine and Selenium. In addition to this Turmeric is included to maintain healthy skin and digestion. Shell grit assists in calcium requirements and mealworms provide quality protein.

Blocks are a fantastic way of eliminating wastage and stopping fussy feeders. Hens are unable to pick through feeds or kick it all out. It can be a great way of managing vermin problems too as there won’t be excess feed lying round.
The variety of textured grains help to reduce boredom and enhance palatability. It is a convenient way to feed your flock and better feed utilisation.
Always ensure each hen has access to 130g each of the block. Refer to “How much of the block would my hens consume per day” FAQ for quantities required based on how many hens you have.

Where chickens will consume on average 130g per head per day. The block should last:

1kg Block Nesty Nutrients
1 chicken 7.6 days
2 chickens 3.8 days
3 chickens 2.5 days
4 chickens 1.9 days
5 chickens 1.5 days
6 chickens 1.2 days
7 chickens 1 days
8 chickens 0.9 days
9 chickens 0.8 days
10 chickens 0.7 days

This table is only a guide and should not be used as the sole recommendation for feeding rates.
If you are on the final days of the forecasted life of your block, ensure you have additional feed available to minimise risk of hens running out of feed.

Disclaimer

PET FOOD ONLY. INTENDED FOR CHICKENS ONLY. This product does not contain any restricted animal material. Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Sourced from a feedsafe accredited mill. WE ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY IF THIS FEED IS USED IN QUANTITIES, CONDITIONS OR IN ANY WAY OTHER THAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS. UNSUITABLE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

Ingredients Disclaimer

The feed displayed in ingredients is representative, and the actual appearance of the feed may vary naturally. However, this natural variation in appearance does not impact the feed's nutritional value in any way.

Storage Requirements

For optimal shelf life and quality the product should be stored below 30 degrees and off the ground in a cool dry place, protected from direct sunlight. Due to the natural ingredients and gluing agent, this block should not be stored in air tight conditions and may deteriorate if in humid or suboptimal conditions.