feed recipe for meat birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by adorable, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2007
    near ottawa ontario
    Does anyone know what to feed meat birds (4 weeks)old...Meaning i can get most of the grain from a farmer who sells mix grain ect. I was kinda hoping to mix my own instead of commerical feed. But i also want to make sure they are getting all they need .
  2. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    Cut Off, LA
    one of my self-sufficiency books have several recommendations, but I must confess to not using it. I also use grains I get really cheap from the grain elevators. I like to give my birds a combination of several grains. They ignore the milo, so I won't get it until I get my guineas.....I'm not sure if what they call milo is really millet....dat has been a question for me for a while. I pasture to keep my feed bill down and have some happy chickens and use whatever grains I can put together. I bought 700LBs of grain on 1-8-10, for 56 dollars, and I only have grain enough for about 3 or 4 days, so I think I'm going for a ride today. I find that getting the grain like that is much more cost effective than getting a mix. Even if I could get my birds ready for slaughter, faster with a mix from the feed store, I couldn't justify it to my checkbook. I once tried putting soybean in my mix, but they just ignored that. I don't think I could use some of the grains, unless I would grind everything together and figure out how to create my own pellets.
  3. sjh

    sjh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2009
    Here is a site for making feed. It has more info than most people want to know.
    The first recipe listed is fertrells(a feed/suppliment company). the rest are eather old or mixes that have been formulated by people.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2010

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