Welcome to Feed Your Flocks, a Kalmbach Feeds’ blog for both novice and veteran poultry farmers that will have you cock-a-doodle-dooing.

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Healthier birds lead to healthier families. We believe that’s something worth caring about. Whether you feed a few backyard hens or a barnful of assorted poultry, we’re dedicated to helping you raise the healthiest and happiest birds possible. We share the best backyard poultry tips and information from our own experts and trusted partners, and just really cool stuff we find across the web that’s worth crowing about.

kalmbach-feeds-logoAbout Kalmbach Feeds

Since 1963, Kalmbach Feeds has been a family-owned company in the business of providing the best animal feed products available to customers across the country. Our experts know what ingredients are right for your animals to keep them healthy and strong, especially our brood of poultry experts – they know their stuff when it comes to chickens. That’s why we offer a variety of all natural products, including poultry feed, starter and layer feeds, to feed your flocks.

Meet the Authors

Nancy Jefferson

Nancy is a poultry nutritionist with Kalmbach Feeds with a PhD in food and animal science from West Virginia University. She resides in Crown City, Ohio with her husband John, where they raise beef cattle and keep a flock of backyard chickens. Nancy enjoys watching her chickens scratching and pecking around and collecting fresh eggs to feed to her family. She is a regular contributor to the Feed Your Flocks blog, where she provides tips and information to help backyard poultry owners get the most from their flocks.

Recent Posts by Nancy

Check out some of the most recent posts written by Nancy.

Helping Your Chickens Adjust to Cold Weather

When the weather starts turning colder, many backyard poultry owners wonder if there’s anything they have to do to prepare their chickens for the long winter months.

Protecting Your Flock from Cold Weather Predators

All things considered, autumn is a pretty optimal time to be raising your backyard birds.

Bedding your Birds in Cold Weather

Should you be changing your bedding in order to make sure your birds stay warm during cold weather?

Andy Schneider

Andy Schneider, better known as the Chicken Whisperer®, has become the go-to guy across the country for anything chickens. He is the author of The Chicken Whisperer’s Guide to Keeping Chickens, editor in chief of Chicken Whisperer Magazine, national spokesperson for the USDA Biosecurity for Birds Program, and host of the very popular, Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer web radio show. He has been featured on CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, as well as in TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and countless other publications. Andy travels the country providing book signings and workshops to those that are interested in starting their very own backyard flock of chickens.