Any good recipies?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Senna95, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll be talking to my local feed-mill on Monday about a cusom blend for me (well... for my birds actually... ).

    I'd like about 18% protein. I'm feeding

    Ducks
    Laying chickens
    Young chicks
    Pheasants
    Quail
    Geese
    And, lets see, that's about it I think.

    I'd like to just have ONE feed for all.

    Any suggestions? Anyone have a good recipe?

    Oh, BTW, they all have access to free-range (except the quail and pheasants, but they get lots of extras).

    Thanks in advance,
    Lisette
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Sorry I just saw your post. Do you have a recipe yet to share with us? Or do you still need advice?
     
  3. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'd still like some recipies, but my local feed-mill is sort of a wash-out. They take bagged, cracked corn (at the regular price), and mix it with bagged (other stuff), at the regular price, and I end up paying more then I would for pre-pelleted layer food, and grower pellets, etc. I'm bumbed, because I was hoping to save some money by having it milled for me. I've seen people posting that it costs them between $6 AND $10 per 50-pound bag, but it looks like it'll cost me upwards of $15 by the time all is said and done.

    That being said, if you have some good recipies, I'd still love to have them for my records, in case I find another company that can do this for me.

    Lisette
     
  4. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think most of us "home mixers" do it for reasons other than saving money..[​IMG] Sort of a hobby or passion.

    Commercial feed is hard to beat for price, and at least you know you are getting a balanced diet. I mix my own but I buy my ingredients by the ton only twice a year. If I do not include all the time I spend on making feed I save a few dollars per 50lbs, but not a huge amount. Again, I do it for other reasons.

    ON
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    30 lb recipe:

    3 lb alfalfa meal
    5 lb rolled oats
    2 lb organic cracked corn
    4 lb millet
    6 lb white wheat
    2 lb black oil sunflower seeds
    2 lb pumpkin seeds
    2 lb unsalted peanuts
    2 lb split peas
    1 lb Nyjer thistle seeds
    1 lb flax seeds
    1/4 lb sea salt
    1/4 lb kelp meal

    I think this is about 16% protein.
     
  6. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok i will bite on this

    certain items i dont know where to get them

    rolled oats? >is this peple food or horse food
    millet? > is this a bird seed or fish
    white wheat??> what is this where can i find it?
    unsalted peanuts?>> this people food or can u get in bird food isle

    split peas ?> dry peas from food store
    Nyjer thistle seeds? > is this like bird food
    sea salt?>> in box in spice isle
    kelp meal? > where do u get this

    how many chicken do u have? how days will it last for ?
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:ok i will bite on this

    certain items i dont know where to get them

    rolled oats? >is this peple food or horse food
    millet? > is this a bird seed or fish
    white wheat??> what is this where can i find it?
    unsalted peanuts?>> this people food or can u get in bird food isle

    split peas ?> dry peas from food store
    Nyjer thistle seeds? > is this like bird food
    sea salt?>> in box in spice isle
    kelp meal? > where do u get this

    how many chicken do u have? how days will it last for ?

    I buy everything at the feed store except salt, split peas, peanuts, and flax seed. The rest I get at grocery stores.

    Millet is birdseed (the small kind). The thistle seeds are birdseed also (tiny black seeds).

    Getting it at the feed store is cheaper, since it is only animal grade instead of human grade. I have 83 chickens that range in a garden and don't eat too much - 3 horse scoops a day.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Have you found another feed mill? I would REALLY love to find a feed mill in my area.
     
  9. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where in the Pacific NW are you? I'm in Woodland, just north of Vancouver. I'm currently cautiously optomistic because I've found someone that sells 50lb bags for $8 each, and it sounds like a great mix.
     
  10. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok i will bite on this

    certain items i dont know where to get them

    rolled oats? >is this peple food or horse food
    millet? > is this a bird seed or fish
    white wheat??> what is this where can i find it?
    unsalted peanuts?>> this people food or can u get in bird food isle

    split peas ?> dry peas from food store
    Nyjer thistle seeds? > is this like bird food
    sea salt?>> in box in spice isle
    kelp meal? > where do u get this

    how many chicken do u have? how days will it last for ?

    I buy everything at the feed store except salt, split peas, peanuts, and flax seed. The rest I get at grocery stores.

    Millet is birdseed (the small kind). The thistle seeds are birdseed also (tiny black seeds).

    Getting it at the feed store is cheaper, since it is only animal grade instead of human grade. I have 83 chickens that range in a garden and don't eat too much - 3 horse scoops a day.

    thanks i might make up some and feed it to them for a treat i am feeding them layer pellets i have 12 chickens
     

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