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PURINA INTRODUCES FARM TO FLOCK CHICKEN TREATS
Source: Purina Animal Nutrition news release

Arden Hills, Minnesota -- Do you love rewarding your hens for the farm fresh eggs they lay for your family? Spoil your hens but not their diets with the new Purina Farm to Flock Treats.

"Purina Farm to Flock Treats are a natural, healthy, and wholesome treat for your chickens," says Katie Signorelli, backyard flock marketing manager with Purina Animal Nutrition. "They contain the essential nutrients your birds need, without disrupting a balanced diet."

Patrick Biggs, Ph.D. and flock nutritionist for Purina Animal Nutrition says finding a nutritionally balanced treat is vital.

"Other treats like scraps, scratch grains and mealworms are like candy for birds," explains Biggs. "Feeding too many of these treats leaves less room for nutritious complete feed. Purina Farm to Flock Treats include the 38 nutrients your hens need each day and are the perfect complement to their complete chicken feed."

Purina Farm to Flock Treats stand apart with:

Natural and healthy ingredients which provide essential vitamins, minerals and grains to complement a complete layer feed;
A delicious taste, including a wholesome combination of scrumptious ingredients;
A bite-sized shape, which makes it easy for birds to eat and fun for flock raisers to feed;
Two protein options, Wholesome Hen Treats (13 percent protein) and High Protein (20 percent protein), allow flock raisers to give their hens a nutritional boost when they need it.

"Farm to Flock High Protein Treats are perfect for times like molt when hens need protein to help regrow feathers," Biggs says.

No matter which treat variety you choose, at least 90 percent of your hen's diet should come from a complete layer feed. Laying hens need 4 grams of calcium each day to produce eggs with strong shells. The right balance of complete feed to treats helps hens lay strong and stay strong.

"The hens in our flock at the Purina farm love these treats as a complement to their Flock Strong Feeding Program layer feed," adds Biggs. "We trust yours will, too."

This first-of-its-kind healthy hen treat is one of the many ways Purina is celebrating 125 years of innovation this year. Join the celebration and treat your hens with wholesome, natural Purina Farm to Flock Treats.

Visit purinamills.com/hentreats to learn more about the Purina Farm to Flock Treats, or connect with Purina Poultry on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram.

Purina Animal Nutrition LLC (www.purinamills.com) is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. Driven to unlock the greatest potential in every animal, the company is an industry-leading innovator offering a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets. Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is headquartered in Arden Hills, Minn. and a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O'Lakes, Inc.