Corn/Soy Free Hen Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LydiaB, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. LydiaB

    LydiaB In the Brooder

    May 28, 2012
    I would really like to feed my hens corn/soy free feed. We currently use wheat, barley and oats. Does anyone have a surefire recipe that won't slow egg production?
  2. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Songster

    Jun 10, 2014
    I doubt it - there's a reason those grains are used. They work.

    If you're going to make your own food, you'll need a premix (basically chicken vitamins and nutrients), and then you'll need to mix grains to hit the right protein, calorie, etc, numbers. It's a lot of work, a lot of math, and you'll most likely see decreased performance in your birds.

    Most of the non-corn foods are inferior to the more common corn based commercial feeds.

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