I have been trying to find a place to buy chicken feed in volume, around 1 ton, (perhaps at a grain mill), but have been unable to find anything in the portland oregon area, anyone have any ideas? Right now I buy in 50 pound bags at a local farm and ranch store.
Our chickens are free range (they come out of the coup in the morning and go wherever they want on our 5 acre property during the day and then go back in the coup when it is dark. Do we need to give layer feed? I think the primary reason for using layer feed is the higher protein content is this correct? Could we just feed with feed wheat and feed corn or something like that and they can get protein from bugs and worms. Anyone do something like this for feeding their chickens?