Starter Organic Chicken Feed


Whole Grain: Cracked grains & unprocessed ingredients in their natural state resulting in a granola-like texture large enough for chickens to grab. By far our top seller!

Mash: Ground-up grains & unprocessed ingredients with a sand-like texture making it ideal for fermenting. Clogged feeders & messy eating could result in wasted grain if fed as-is.

Pellet: Pellets are created by taking mash, adding a trace amount of vegetable oil as a binding agent, & molding them into an oblong shape. Pellets are the most common form of feed as compact cylinders minimize waste & production is far easier.

  • Mash

  • Whole Grain

  • Pellet

Larger & Tastier Eggs: Deeper golden yolks, stronger eggshells, consistent eggs, organic eggs
Happier & Healthier Chickens: Shinier plumage, brighter combs, consistent eggs, higher activity
Best Feed: 100% US grown, organic, Non-GMO, corn-free, soy-free, non-medicated, milled fresh

Look no further - this is simply the best chicken feed.

Feed your starters (0-8 weeks of age) the best feed so they become healthy & happy layer chickens.

We recommend mash as chicks are so small they have difficult time eating pellet and whole grain - especially on the first few days.

When your chickens start laying eggs you'll notice:

  • Larger eggs with deeper yolks
  • More eggs
  • Shinier plumage, brighter combs
  • Higher chicken activity

Why is this the best chicken feed for starters (0-8 weeks)?

  • Formulated for Chickens’ Health: We worked with a nutritionist to create a complete feed to maximize chickens’ health. Other feeds maximize chicken growth (for market) or low cost (cheap ingredients).
  • Certificated Organic & Certificated Non-GMO: We work with US certifiers & test constantly to ensure quality standards are met. Other feeds say they're 'natural' which doesn’t mean anything as they use GMO, mass produced grains which cost far less.
  • 100% US Grown on Local Family Farms: We started Mile Four to bring our friends’ & families grains to market directly. Other feeds use cheap overseas grains of dubious ‘organic’ quality or mass produced commercial grains.
  • Whole Grains: Chickens are visual eaters, they’ll go nuts when you feed them. Other feeds are pellet & mash (which we offer) but whole grain is what chickens’ love.
  • Corn-Free: Corn has little nutritional value. Other feeds use corn as it’s a cheap filler.
  • Soy-Free: Soy leads to chickens’ having deficiencies in vitamins including manganese, iron + more. Other feeds use soy as it’s cheap.
  • Superior Ingredients: Mostly organic peas, wheat, alfalfa & barley. Other feeds use corn, soy & other cheap filler ingredients.
  • Non-medicated: Mile Four feed is a clean, healthy feed. Others feeds add medications to combat common chicken diseases such as coccidiosis.
  • Milled Fresh: We mill fresh each week, your girls’ can tell the difference. Other feeds sit on the shelf for months.




Made with: 100% US grown grains from local family farms, Certified Organic, Certified Non-GMO field peas (45%), wheat (21%), fish meal (7%), oats (5%), flax meal (5%), alfalfa (2%), calcium carbonate (1%).

Made without: Corn, soy, other low-cost fillers, GMO, foreign grains or any other shady, cheap mass produced items.

Whole Grain & Mash have the exact same ingredients. Pellet has a trace (less than .01%) amount of vegetable oil used as a binding agent to pelletize the grains.

Whole Grain & Mash

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein: 21% min
  • Fat: 3.06% min
  • Crude Fiber: 5.42% max
  • Calcium: 1% min, 1.5% max
  • Salt: .25% min, .75% max
  • Lysine: 1.14% min
  • Methionine: .41% min
  • Phosphorus: .58% min

Organic Peas, Organic Wheat, Organic Barley, Organic Flax Meal, Fish Meal, Fertrell Poultry Nutri-Balancer (Monocalcium Phosphate, Organic Dehydrated Kelp Meal, Salt, DL Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Active Dry Yeast, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product) Calcium Carbonate, Organic Kelp.


Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein: 21% min
  • Crude Fat: 4% min, 5% max
  • Calcium: 1.30% min, 8% max
  • Salt: .25% min, .75% max
  • Lysine: 1.11% min
  • Methionine: .45% min
  • Phosphorus: .61% min

Field Peas, Wheat, Oats, Barley, Flax Meal, Alfalfa, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Meal, Dried Kelp Meal, Monocalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Wheat Middlings, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, DL-Methionine (0.125%), Salt, Manganese, Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Copper Proteinate, Dried Aspergillus, Niger Fermentation Product, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Dried Fermentation, Extracts (Trichoderma Longibrachiatum, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae, Dried Bacillus Subtilis), Vegetable Oil, Actigen, Magnesium Silicate, Molasses, Natural Zeolite.

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Feeding tips?

  • Ferment to double your feed & halve your costs!
  • Organic chicken feed guide
  • Backyard chickens beginners guide
  • Free range eggs guide

How does the subscription work?

Subscribers save 5% on every order, forever! Choose frequency (weekly, monthly, quarterly) —whatever floats your coop. Change frequency & quantity or cancel at any time.

Is this suitable for ducks, geese & waterfowl?

Yes! They love it.

Why do my feed orders look a little different?

100% of ingredients are Certified Organic & Certified Non-GMO so much like organic apples at the grocery store, grain size & color vary a little. All ingredients are exactly the same each time we mill but the color & size may look a little different. If you’d like uniformity of color, mash or pellet is the way to go as the grains are finely ground but whole grains may look a little different - as is mother nature's way.

Transitioning Feeds

Feed Transition Guide

Whether transitioning from starter to grower, or switching feed brands, it's important to slowly transition so their stomachs have time to adjust.