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post #121 of 128
I'm currently paying $15 for a 50 pound bag of purina chicken feed. I'm looking to reduce the cost as much as possible. However, when looking for chicken feed what % of protein would I want? Im looking into possibly buying 100 pound bags Of feed if I can find it at a better price without losing the quality of the feed.
post #122 of 128
I cut a deal with a local grocery store to take some of their day old produce and other expired stuff to save them dumpster space and to put some of it to good use vs just tossing it away... They won't give me any meat products but I get offered more fruits, vegetables, dairy, bread and some expired canned or other packaged items then I can use each day... I could literally fill a pickup truck full nearly every night from this single store, but don't take nearly that much, only what my birds will eat that day, unless it's something that will last a few days... And it's a varied diet as they toss different stuff away every day...

My birds were consuming about 150 pounds of feed a week, now they consume about 50 pounds of feed, so it's a huge savings... They always have access to their commercial feed if they choose, and I have not seen a drop in egg production since I started doing this...
post #123 of 128
Thaks for sharing!!
post #124 of 128
Spare pumpkins? Slice the pumpkin in half ..let chickens clean it out..alot lbs feed in pumpkins. . Get um free after Halloween
post #125 of 128
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Originally Posted by n8mont4 View Post

Try growing some duckweed. Put some in a tub of water and scoop out half every day or so (it reproduces very fast) Dry it for a day and feed it to your chickens. It is very high in protein

Old post, I know. But it started me thinking...What about kudzu? It grows wild and in the south is everywhere. I hear it is also high in protein. That and its promiscuity is why it was originally brought here - to be used as a cheap feed green, mainly for things like goats and cattle both of which eat a LOT.

So would it make a good chicken feed?
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post #126 of 128
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Originally Posted by FlyWheel View Post

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It can be a good addition to chicken feed, not a substitute...
post #127 of 128

That's what I was thinking; a periodic treat. Dump a pile into their pen and let them party.

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and some really prolific oak trees!

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An old Production Red, a Black Australorp, 1 Marans, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 'attitude adjusted' EE(?) Roo...

and some really prolific oak trees!

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post #128 of 128
Here are two links to my YouTube channel.Each video shows a way I save money on my chicken feet. More videos to come!
https://youtu.be/_LdrcFEUhNM
https://youtu.be/HLyD5anPPpw
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