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Anyone feeding a homeade organic mix that is not too expensive

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I was making my own mix from wheat, oats, barley, sunflower seeds, flax, and kelp that I was buying from Azure Standard. I then started getting the scratch and peck feed since it seemed cheaper for me by the pound than buying all the ingredients and mixing myself. I was wondering if anyone had a mix that was organic that they were feeding that was cheaper than buying the scratch and peck. I have looked for weeks and tried to simplify my ingredient list to get the cost down from Azure but it still seems so expensive. I really want to mix my own so I can ferment it to last longer Plus they really seem to like the fermented grains. I tried buying a bag of organic pellets at Tractor Supply for $24 and they went through it in a matter of days.  I really want to stay organic. My local feed store only sells the organic pellets. I would love to hear any ideas or recipes anyone else has to lower the cost. Thank you in advance!

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Well I use a mix of corn, wheat, oats and millet  I believe this a good mix as it has the necessary composition for the growth of chickens as I use this feed for chickens of all age groups although for chicks younger than 6 weeks I do stick to the pellets as I find it beats every other organic feed in the fast growth of the chicks. After 6 weeks I move them to the above mixture. Every person will have his/her recipes, you can be your own poultry mad chef and make your own special mix for your flock. Hope this was of some help to you.

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