Okay so here's the plan. I read this article which has a great recipe for making your own chicken feed. http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/organic-chicken-feed-cheap.htm I think I am ready to move out of the planning stage and into the doing stage. I already have DE because I use that in their dustbaths and nesting boxes to get rid of buggies. Checking out pricing for the other items. Since the grains I will be buying will be whole grains and organic so not covered with things so they won't grow. I will be sprouting them as well for the extra nutrition and adding the kelp and and DE to it after it's done cooking. What I like best is that there is absolutely no soy of fish meal in the recipe at all and I still have room to add more veggies and other items as well to their diet. This is the recipe from the article for those who are interested: 2 parts whole corn 3 parts soft white wheat 3 parts hard red wheat 1 part hulled barley 1 part oats 2 parts sunflower 1/2 part peanuts 1 part wheat bran 1 part split pea 1 part lentil 1 part quinoah 1 part sesame 1/2 part kelp 1/2 part DE I have been feeding these items in small amounts as treats with their pelleted feed and veggies and they love them. I will still be supplementing with fresh veggie, fruit, meat and cheese scraps from our own meals, but I am really thinking this might work as great whole grain feed. Also in the article at the bottom they show links for broiler feed and chick starter feed that are also whole grain. I am a little worried about feeding whole grains to babies since they are so tiny but would love thoughts from others.