Poultry Feeds

People and chickens have been living side-by-side for a very long time. And from the beginning, they’ve had people all over the world asking the big question: which came first, the chicken or the egg?    

Keeping chickens is a very rewarding experience, and not just because they provide fresh, nutritious eggs. They also make great companions and are wonderful for teaching children about caring for animals – or they can simply be a source of enjoyment, especially breeds with unusual or spectacular plumage.

More than 75 years of experience in feeding poultry have taught us that when it comes to chickens you get back what you put in – given the right food, shelter and housekeeping, your backyard chickens will lay eggs day-in and day-out.

That’s why at Barastoc we always put the chicken before the egg!

The Barastoc team brings together leading poultry nutritionists and expert ‘backyarders’ who are passionate about their birds and have hands-on experience on how to get the most from our feathered friends.  We believe that with a little guidance – and a backyard of course – anyone can enjoy keeping chickens.

That’s why we’ve developed a website specifically for backyarders and others passionate about chickens. It provides practical information on how to feed and care for backyard flocks and includes a downloadable version of the popular Barastoc Chook Book™. For more information please go to www.barastocpoultry.com.au.

Feed for every laying flock

A laying hen in her prime can lay over 300 eggs a year! Making an egg is very demanding on [read more]

Mixed Bird Flocks

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Meat Bird Feeds

Today’s meat birds have only a 10-week growth period from hatch.  Building lean muscle during this period requires quality protein, [read more]


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