Right now my girls are getting Scratch and Peck Naturally Free - organic, whole-grain, no corn, no soy. They seem to be healthy, they're laying well, their feathers are shiny and smooth. The problem I'm having with the feed is it has fish meal AND crab meal in it, and the eggs have begun to smell and taste like fish, which is offputting. I got chickens because my kids eat a lot of eggs, only with this fishy taste they won't eat the eggs. (And I am inundated with eggs, because I'm getting 7-8 a day and the neighbors don't want fishy-tasting eggs either.)
I was making their feed before but it was so much more expensive because I was having to buy ingredients from bulk shops (no grain mills). Homemade feed was running me about $100 a month; S&P is costing me about $70 a month. Is it too much to ask of my feed to be whole-grain, organic, free of corn, soy, and fish/crab, and be not hopelessly expensive? Are there other options for me?
Edited by HennaRose - 2/18/16 at 6:37pm