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The Grower Stage

Afbeelding: Marsdens grower bags

Once poults have hatched and initially found feed and water in their brooding environment, the emphasis is on ensuring that feed consumption is optimised by way of optimal presentation and suitable formulation.

Marsdens grower diets are formulated to support the progressive development of the poults – initially their digestive and cardio-respiratory systems, through skeletal development and sequentially their muscle and feather growth. 

With a fishmeal inclusion the Marsdens grower range is packed with nutrients which mimic the game bird’s natural food, making it an excellent preparatory feed before release. 


Afbeelding: Pheasant icon

Pheasant Early Grower
A selection of Game Rearer diets at 24% protein and Game Grower at 20% protein are available from Marsdens for week 5 and 6. Both small 2.5mm and short cut 3.5mm options are available, and all diets contain fishmeal.

Pheasant Grower
From week 7 to 10 Marsdens’ flagship Game Grower Pellets support the birds development up until release. Formulated to 20% protein, these diets are available with and without both fishmeal and coccidiostat, giving the keeper the opportunity to derive a most cost effective feeding programme.


Afbeelding: Partridge icon

Partridge Early Grower
Weeks 9 to 11 is a key time for development for the birds so feed intake is key. Early grower 2mm mini pellet followed by Rearer 2.5mm pellet, both 24% protein fishmeal containing diets are the perfect transition to the grower diets.

Partridge Grower
From week 12 until release at around 14 weeks, the Marsdens range offers a selection of protein content from 24% to 20% and a choice of 2.5mm small pellets or 3.5mm short cut pellets. Whilst fishmeal remains a significant contributor to the protein content in the range, options to select nil fish and plain diet versions exist to optimise input costs from feed.


Afbeelding: Duck icon

A 3.5mm short cut pellet, 18% protein. To follow on from Duck Starter Crumbs.



Afbeelding: nutura game logo v2 edited for website

Formulated with Nutura Game which provides:

  • Essential oils - positive effect on digestion and intestinal health
  • Organic acids - provide further intestinal support
  • Betaine - provides key nutritional building blocks and support to the bird’s natural immune system
  • Antioxidants - natural biological antioxidants, including ForFarmers ‘CellGuard,’ to maintain tissue health
  • Functional fibre - key to enhanced digestive health


  • Gut health
  • Efficient growth
  • Good feathering
  • Strong skeletal development