Anybody grinding Grains for feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickadee2, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. chickadee2

    chickadee2 Chirping

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    After all these horror tales, arsenic in Purina feed etc. I would like to try grinding in a coarse grind various grains for the chickens, but I would like to discover someone that is knowledgeable about what should go into the mix. Would really appreciate some help. Thanks in advance.
     
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    chickadee2 Chirping

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    Thank You ED, those are great sources. Your chickens will be very lucky and a benefit to the family. Thanks
     
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    Organics North Songster

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    Yep..
    I also grind the whole works as a dry feed.
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    Organics North Chicken Feed

    6 part Black Oil Sunflower (17%P)
    6 part Oats (12%P)
    6 parts Red Wheat (17%P)

    3 part Field Peas (24%P)
    3 part cracked Corn (9%P)
    3 part whole Flax (34%P)
    3 part Alfalfa (17%P)

    .5 part Kelp
    .125 Oyster shell
    .125 DE
    .125 Azomite


    Notes:
    For daily mash first 3 ingredients are mixed and sprouted. Last 8 ingredients are mixed and wetted for mash prior to mixing in with sprouts.

    Proper ratio is as follows for daily serving..: 2 parts sprouts to 1 part mash.

    Above mix has ::: PROTIEN= 17% unsprouted

    Sup. With meat or fish which is about 25% protein

    Sup with ACV, Kombucha, Yogurt or water kefir for probiotic..
     
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    This looks great. I am so glad that it does not contain soy. The sprouting takes care of the fact that it is too wild here for the chickens to free roam. Thanks a million.
     
  7. chickadee2

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    Overrun with chickens, I should have asked this on the last post...

    Do you buy hulled or unhulled sunflower seeds? I am not familiar with ACV, but can google it. Will google the kelp too for a source.

    My chicks love yogurt! This sounds like a winner. I am glad the flax is left whole so it does not deteriorate. When you say Alfalfa, do you mean the alfalfa hay?

    We have a wildlife habitat here in rural TX and only 3 chickens, Me First, an americana, Rosie, a production red, and Shadow a barred rock. All VERY tame. They have about 150 sq ' of hardware enclosed space on 5 sides, for protection against bob cats, coyotes, etc..

    Thanks Again.
     
  8. Organics North

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    Quote:Hi,
    I use hulled black oil sunflower seed, the kind a the hardware store for $13 for 50lbs. Alfalfa meal or pellets ground up is what I use. AVC is Apple Cider Vinegar. BRAGGS brand of organic AVC is made in Texas! (Sure do love that stuff for me too..[​IMG])

    Yep yogurt is great, the the sunflower goes bad like the flax if you grind it to far ahead.

    Best luck!
    ON
     

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