Corn/ soy free scratch recipes?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by vjbakke, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking for a good scratch recipe to use for the girls in the colder months. Corn and soy free recipes.

    Thanks
     
  2. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just curious if there's a reason you're avoiding soy and corn. Scratch is meant to be a treat so I'm guessing it's not their nutritional value?
     
  3. capayvalleychick

    capayvalleychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently did a lot of research and blended my own feed. This is my complete feed recipe:

    wheat
    oat groats
    millet
    flax
    rice bran
    alfalfa pellets
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    peanuts
    peas
    sunflower seed
    fish meal
    Nutri-balancer
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    oyster shell
    grit
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Save your self a lot of work and head aches just go out and buy a bag of pigeon grain. It will be far better than anything you can make at home.
    You can get it with out corn and soy also the mixes will range in protein from 14% to 21% and is super cleaned (no dust at all).

    Here are some examples -

    Crude Protein, not less than 14.00%
    Contains: Popcorn, Whole Milo, Canadian Peas, Whole Wheat, Maple Peas, Austrian Peas, Oat Groats

    Crude Protein, not less than 16%
    Contains: Canada Peas, Red Milo, White Kafir, Maple Peas, Oat Groats, Austrian Peas, Whole Wheat, Safflower Seed, White Millet, Red Millet, Canary Seed, Vetch, Buckwheat, Rice

    Crude Protein, not less than 17.00%
    Contains: Canadian Peas, Austrian Peas, Wheat, Oat Groats, Milo, Red Proso Millet, Maple Peas

    Crude Protein, not less than 21%
    Contains: Canada Peas, Maple Peas, Safflower, Austrian Peas, Whole Wheat, White Kafir, Red Milo, Vetch

    Chris
     
  5. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where did you get the Nutri-Balancer? Is there a better way than calling the Fertrell dude in WA and paying UPS?
     
  6. capayvalleychick

    capayvalleychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I ordered it from him and a truck delivered it. It was expensive but that was the only place to get the fish meal, too. I wish there was another way.

    Kim
     
  7. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     
  8. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We feed organic and non gmo only to our chickens.
     
  9. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't want to mix my own feed, I just want a simple scratch recipe to give the girls a little extra in the colder months.
     
  10. capayvalleychick

    capayvalleychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Then simply find out which non GMO grains are available to you and give them to your flock. [​IMG] Oats, especially, keep chickens warm. Wheat is good for scratch, also. Sunflower seeds, too.

    Kim
     

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