I am trying to think through what might be some alternative grains to feed to chickens instead of formulas that use grains heavy in polyunsaturated oils like Omega-6. Grains like wheat, corn, and soybean are loaded with these unhealthy oils. Without trying to turn this into a bigger discussion about polyunsaturated fats, how would a chicken do with an alternative grain like tapioca? Tapioca is a very rich starch but it contains almost no polyunsaturated fats. Yes, it would be considerably more expensive to buy it and prepare it than buying normal chicken feed.... My question is really more along the lines of "am I going to kill the chickens by feeding them properly prepared tapioca...?" I do realize that once you step outside of commercial "feeds" that now you need to really dig into details and make sure you take care of all of the chicken's nutritional needs. That would take a lot of research, experience, and experiment. That's okay.