I'd like to stay away from commercial feed if at all possible, what with the GMO corn and soy and heavens knows what else toxic is in there. Is there anyone on here that feeds their chickens without buying commercial feed? I mean, chickens have been around a lot longer than Monsanto, right? If there is already a thread on this can anyone point to that... I don't mean to restart an old topic but I looked back a few pages and didn't see anything in particular. Also, who grows mangel beets for their chickens in winter? Anyone on here? I've been reading that they are fabulous and used to be used as feed... as did most root crops apparently. It seems grains were easier to deal with so the industry went that route, but grains may not be the best diet for animals and poultry. Anyway, thanks in advance.. I hope someone on here is a 'do-it-yourself' feeder!