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PECKAWAY, HELPING YOUR BIRDS BE MORE NEIGHBORLY!

PeckAway is made up of materials that are natural and safe for birds to consume. The primary ingredients are grit, salt, calcium and pea starch. The birds find flavor and enjoyment in working to break up the stones over time. Some turkey farms even use broken peckaway stones as alternatives to granular grit products.


WHAT IS PECKAWAY

PeckAway is a 12-lb donut-shaped stone composed mainly of sand/grit designed to be safely pecked by turkeys to help divert the instinctive behaviors of feather, head and litter pecking.

These instinctive behaviors reduce feed conversion efficiency, and once skin is exposed, the victimized bird will soon be attacked and cannibalism may increase throughout the flock. Litter pecking can lead to ingestion of pathogenic illnesses.

The product is dispersed throughout the house in areas where birds freely roam, providing a rewarding flavor that can be accessed.

PeckAway stones need to be conveniently displayed for the turkey to have access at will. Cutting rectangular holes in a bucket as shown in the photo on this page or using old feed pans with the covers on are ideal. It is important that the stone be at the level most convenient for them to access. Distribute at a minimum 1 stone per 1,000 turkeys.

(Buckets can be purchased for $22.00 each plus shipping.)



WHAT MAKES PECKAWAY DIFFERENT?

  • PeckAway is a high quality enrichment product that fosters a healthier environment for animal welfare & comfort.
  • The ingredients are complementary to the diet. PeckAway contains no wheat bran, seeds, sulphates, etc.
  • Ship 20 to 200 PeckAway stones per pallet.

What our customers say

"We introduced PeckAway primarily to replace the application of grit. We broke up the PeckAway stones into one- to two-pound pieces and distributed them evenly in the feeders throughout the turkey house. The stones lasted through the end of the flock and the gizzards consistently contained the grit/sand from the PeckAway stones. The result: The best flock we ever had!"

Indiana Turkey Grower
 

HANDY APPLICATION WITH A REGULAR BUCKET

Directions

Distribute one PeckAway stone in a hanging bucket or turkey feeder every 1,500 to 3,000 square feet, depending on the nature and challenge of your operation.

The stones can be placed on the floor throughout the brood house, but it is recommended to use a bucket as pictured. (bucket not included) 

PECKAWAY PROMOTES ENRICHMENT: 

• Healthy activities to occupy time

• Decreased morbidity & mortality

• Less injuries and visible blood

• Natural beak wear

• Normal feed consumption


HOW TO PREP A BUCKET TO SIZE:

Stone size: 9" width x 3.5" height, Weight: 12 pounds

Step 1: Use a new or clean bucket (with a lid) that allows room for the stone.

Step 2: Cut two rectangular shapes approximately 2.5" from the bottom of the bucket. Dimensions: 10" wide x 4" high (this allows introduction of a new stone without removing the lid)

(refer to photo above) 

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We look forward to serving you.

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