High Quality Grain & Stockfood

Golden Grain Ltd

We supply grain and stock food for a variety of animals ranging from Alpacas, Rabbits, Chickens, Dairy, Horse and even Dogs.

We are a family owned & operated business based in Edgecumbe, New Zealand.

Our mission statement is to provide a high quality stock feed at a reasonable price with great service!

Love Your Chickens with the Best Chicken Pellets in NZ

If you’re looking for chicken pellets in NZ, you’ve come to the right place. At Golden Grains, we offer a wide range of bulk chicken feed in NZ along with feed and other essential products for horses, pigs, cows, dogs, and more. Find the bulk chicken feed that you need online at affordable prices for exceptional convenience and the healthiest animals.

A Short Buyer’s Guide for Poultry Feed in NZ

You may not have given much thought to bulk chicken feed in NZ – it’s something you buy, and that’s it, right? Not quite. You can raise healthy, happy hens that will lay many eggs for you by choosing the right feed and using it correctly. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Basic feed requirements. Thanks to plenty of research, we know that chickens need a specific mix of nutrients, including protein, amino acids, enzymes, and specific vitamins. Make sure that the chicken feed you buy contains a healthy blend of the good stuff your birds need.
  • Understanding the terminology. Don’t be confused by the different terms on chicken feed labels. To understand what to buy, familiarise yourself with words such as pellets, crumbles, mash, fermented, medicated, and unmedicated.
  • Feed for different types of chickens. Your choice of chicken feed will depend on what type of chickens you’re raising. For example, meat birds require more protein, while baby chicks need starter feed, and layer meal is best for good egg production.

Common Mistakes People Make Regarding Poultry Feed in NZ

Nutritional deficiencies are relatively rare when it comes to feeding chickens, but there are plenty of other concerns to avoid to keep your birds in the best possible health. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid for best results.

  • Inadequate water. Water deprivation is a serious matter for chickens – as it is for humans. Water availability and quality may not be something you think of until a problem arises, so be sure to plan and ensure that your chickens’ water is fresh, cool, and clean at all times.
  • Old or stale ration. From the moment feed is mixed, it begins losing nutritional value through the ageing processes, such as oxidation. Feed that sits around too long can begin to lose nutrients, go stale, and become unpalatable for your chickens. Pay attention to the shelf life of the products that you buy and buy only as much as you need for a few weeks at a time.
  • Too many supplements. Vitamin and mineral supplements have their place in a chicken’s diet, but over-supplementing can lead to nutritional imbalances. With commercially prepared feeds (as opposed to homemade), vitamin and mineral deficiency isn’t a problem.

About Golden Grain

At Golden Grain, we have over 35 years’ experience supplying our customers with high-quality stock feed. We grow, manufacture, and sell our product onsite. It’s our goal to provide the best stock feed at affordable prices, which we can do as a smaller, family-owned and -operated business. We source locally grown maize as well. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, and we’ll be happy to help.