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Ostriches are most vulnerable in their first few months of life and proper nutrition is essential. Digestibility is particularly critical for young chicks, whose stomachs are small, immature, and highly sensitive to minerals and micro nutrients. Even with an excellent rearing environment and world-class husbandry techniques, ostriches' ability to thrive in the first three months is largely determined by their feed.
Feeding Directions: Feed free-choice to newly hatched ostriches until 2-3 months of age or a height of two feet, whichever comes first. Numerous feeders should be made available so newly hatched, disoriented chicks easily find feed. Ensure clean water is available at all times in vessels with openings too narrow for a chick to fall in. Each chick should consume approximately 100lbs of feed in its first three months of life. Additional feeding modification and/or supplementation may be necessary for specific environments. Contact us (Feeds@AmericanOstrichFarms.com) for assistance constructing an optimal complete feeding regimen.
Product Form and Packaging: 5/32" short-cut pellets; 50lb net weight paper sacks or 1-ton palletized totes.
Storage: Store in cool (below 80F), clean environment free of moisture, insects, rodents, and pests. Do not distribute feed with signs of mold or other contamination. Use within one year of manufacturing date.
Protein: not less than 19%
Lysine: not less than 1.0%
Methionine: not less than 0.4%
Fat: not less than 2.8%
Fiber: not more than 7%
Calcium: not less than 1.1%
Salt: not less than 0.3%
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.
Raising ostriches requires 1/3 the fresh water, 1/50th the land, and generates 1/10th the greenhouse gas emissions of cattle.
Our solar-powered facilities, locally sourced feed, and systems to convert waste into chemical-free compost are just a few of the ways we conserve resources.
We utilize every possible byproduct and are continually looking for innovative ways to achieve a net-zero impact on the environment.
We go to great lengths to ensure our flock is healthy, happy, and humanely handled from hatch to harvest.
We understand being hesitant to spend money on something unfamiliar, but don't let fear of the unknown stop you. We stand behind our products and are very confident you'll love them. If you're disappointed in your purchase for any reason, we'll refund your order, up to $100.
NOTE: We expect an overwhelming number of initial orders. Although some orders will ship as early as 5/31, fulfillment may be delayed until the first or second week of June while we catch up. Please wait to place an order if you require a more exact delivery window.
Thank you in advance for your patience as we dust off our fulfillment gloves!!