I'm looking for ways to cut the cost of feeding my chickens this winter. We farm a couple thousand acres of corn, beans and wheat and it seems ridiculous to have to buy an over-priced mixed ration from a feed store when we have semi-loads of the stuff right in our yard. I currently pay about $22/cwt for layer ration, there must be a better way! Does anyone have a good ration "recipe" for a breeding flock? I know certain componants (soy protein) need to be processed but I can have that and the mixing/grinding done by our local elevator. I'm also looking for a good "recipe" for a waterfowl ration. I've read that straight wheat is good for the winter, any thoughts/suggestions?