DIY Poultry Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by trovito, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. trovito

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    Is there any good inexpensive recipes on making your own chicken food... we also have peafowl.

    I am located in Chehalis, WA so if anyone is close to here, tips would be helpful on where to get supplies....

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  2. Folly's place

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    Making a complete balanced ration is tricky, and only will be less expensive in very large quantities, as in a ton or more at a time, and then needs to be fed within a month or six weeks to be fresh and before the vitamins deteriorate. Not practical! If you have a very large flock, and buy in bulk, it won't be cost effective. Mary
     
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    I've done the math many times and unless you have at least 200 birds, you can't come close to the cost of buying a prepared chicken feed.
    Buying by the bag is a small price to pay for complete nutrition in the correct ratios.
     
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