I am just starting out with chickens and we want to provide good food for our small flock. The Organic feeds tend to be pretty pricey vs. the Non GMO feeds(but not certified Organic). As we are in north Texas, local feeds are the better value for us. Texas Natural Feed has a Non-GMO layer crumble that is $27.00/50 lbs bag. Hugelland Organic layer crumble is $27.00/25 lbs bag. We want to treat our birds well, but twice the cost for feed is a big deal also. We are planning on 8 hens( 2 each Australorps, Orpingtons, Ameraucana and Welsummers). We will allow them to free range early afternoon til dark most everyday.
Your thoughts would be most appreciated.