I'm looking to create the perfect feed ration.
A little background info..
I have 9- one year old laying hens. Currently fed a non gmo kalmbach layer crumble. They get lots of yard time, kitchen scraps, and mealworms that I raise at home.
I'm getting 14 meat birds in about 2 weeks (7 Cornish rock cross, 7 freedom Rangers) oh and 2 turkeys.
I'm fortunate enough to work at a working grain mill/elevator. I have pretty much any mixing ingredient you could think of at my disposal. BOSS, locally grown rye, barley, wheat, and oats. Millets, milos, minerals, poultry bases, flax, bran, kelp meal, and of course corn and soy meal...and much more! All in bulk and mixed/ground to my pleasure.
I also have access to many odd supplements through another job I have(all these ones being free so if it's beneficial to add, I'd love to) including Spirulina powder, chia seed, wheatgrass powder, probiotic powders, liquid salmon oil, beef liver powder, bee propolis powder, turmeric powder, beet root powder, grass fed whey Protien powder.
Then of course a nearly unlimited supply of mealies.
I know I have many great ingredients but I'm worried about overdoing it. I can't just combine all together and feed.
Most recipes I find online are from city chicken keepers with limited access to most grains, and limited price wise because their ingredients have to be special ordered and costly shipping on heavy bags.. I'm not as limited in these ways.
I feel like I could have maybe a 'base mix' of grains and then add 'X' amount of protein to it for the layers and 'X' amount more protein for the broilers?
Can anyone help me create the perfect mix?
No need to be organic or completely non gmo, I just like the idea of eliminating as much of the bad as I can and making a super efficient mix!
If nothing else, how much mealworms per bird per day to be a complete protein source?
And how early can I start feeding worms to the meat bird chicks?