Local Organic Chicken Feed

Everyone keeps asking about where they can get locally produced organic layer mash in Auckland, therefore I have made it my personal mission to source some. I am excited to say I been successful. The feed is specially formulated by Frenz eggs for the free ranging and backyard flock. It contains a great mix of protein fibers and fats, and has been used by them for quite some time now with great success.

Please try some out and let me know what you think, available either through the Ooooby stall at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market on a Sunday or through www.chickensathome.co.nz

I also just worked out the stats on it and costs about $1.70 per week per bird, which means that your eggs end up costing you around $2 for a half dozen which is over a third less than the supermarket for organic free range!!! Plus your eggs are fresher and you know exactly where they came from.

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  • I just wanted to add to this discussion that I have been told that the main importer into NZ of soy and maize (from whom the different feed mills buy) is now advising that it is impossible to guarantee that any soy or maize is GE free. The organic groups like Ceres and Biogro have been advised some months ago.

    For more info read these links:




    So it is timely to think about what you want to feed your chickens so they still lay (minimum 17% protein is needed for that - grains have about 8 to 10%). I guess no-one on here wants to eat chickens or eggs grown with GE'd corn or maize or soy.

    It might be a good idea to start a thread about what home made mixes people feed which are free of soy and maize/corn.

    • Just want to say thank you to all of you who have contributed to this valuable discussion about where to source organic, non GE chook feed,  really appreciated reading your thoughts and advice, hoping the Frenz product is GE free - I did a quick search for info on whether the wheat you buy at supermarkets is GM, despite the wheat found in Oregon ??, it seems the wheat we are getting in NZ is GE free BUT it is  a  hybird product that has probably been sourced from chemical saturated stock, a bunch of seeds have sprouted in our paddock - I was worried I would be spreading GM seed everywhere, but now I think I will let them grow and hopefully, they will eventually loose their chemical impurities, after reading all your comments I searched for organic chook maize in nz and found this site http://www.kiwiorganics.com - I am going to give them a go 

  • Hi Anyone know of an organic chook food supplier in Hamilton (or elsewhere in the Waikato)?


  • Hey i get my organic products from wise cicada, new market, Auckland. They are best and always serve me fresh and healthy products.
    • Can't buy chicken food at wise cicada
  • Hi all.
    Yep have been using the layer pellets and the girls love em and they are a bit cheaper if you want to buy direct through New Zealand Biograins. Here's the link http://www.theshop.co.nz/shopn/SP/463303335.6462/pv=BIOGR,pg=10317,... They will send it direct to your door from Ashburton for a very small fee with an invoice.
    • Hi there,

      Actually no the one I was meaning is not the NZ Bio Grains feed, we use to buy that one but have now traded up for this locally produced one that is slightly better quality I think, it comes from Auckland (where we are) not the south Island. I like the NZ Bio grains one, but better to get local I think, also freight a bit costly, this one can pick up from Grey Lynn.

    • Also. Buyer beware your food if you want organic should be Bio Grow certified. If it is not it is not organic.
    • These sort of comments make me laugh. Suppliers who are not 'certified' organic, may still be organic - they just haven't paid for, or gone through the inspections, the certification.  Think farmers markets, road side stalls etc etc. All organic but to those scaremongers - not 'certified' to catch those naughty dodgy folk who try jump on the bandwagon.  

      I think the trick is, take the time to source local healthy looking food. Get to know your grower, know where your food comes from and make your food choices. Can be an interesting weekend activity :)

    • Hi
      The Bio grains food was freight free and I think you will find your food is not all sourced from Auckland but from all over and maybe made there. Biograins is cheaper and a wonderful mix.


      Layer Pellets - Bio Gro Certified
      Layer pellets use fishmeal for a higher protein level.
      Contains wheat, barley, peas/beans/lupins, broll, lime, fishmeal and linseed.
      10kg and 25 kg bags. bulk prices available on request

      This product uses ingredients grown on farms or from suppliers certified by the N.Z. Biological Producers Council or equivalent overseas organisations.
      Bio gro certified to Domestic standards
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