Great Feed For Your Chucks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MaxHamer, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. MaxHamer

    MaxHamer New Egg

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    I have been keeping chickens for 10 years now & now have found a great feed for your chickens all year round!
    I currently have 20 chickens & this is how I feed them.
    I spend £17 a month on feed.
    The feed is called Micronized Flaked Wheat made by mmf, but I don't just throw this at my chickens like anyone else would.
    I take three large scoops & throw that into a bucket. I then add water until it covers the wheat. Leave it over night.
    When the next day has come I put scraps from the day before (last nights meal left overs: veg, bread etc. ) into the bucket & give it a bit of a stir.
    Then chuck that into your chickens feed bowl or just on the floor & it'll go down a treat!
    This will really fill up your chickens for the day.
    I give them worms & often a few handfuls of layers pellets to make sure they have enough protein.
    This feeds twenty of my chickens a day & they never go hungry as you can see by their large crops.
    You can also add crushed up egg shells to make sure their calcium levels are at a high & their egg shells stay firm.
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I love to hear about home made food. Maybe you should think about adding a vitamin supplement.
     
  3. MaxHamer

    MaxHamer New Egg

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    What I should have really mentioned is that they are free ranged birds & they do wonder round the garden eating grass & vegetable leaves.
    Maybe that isn't enough?
    Have you got any suggestions vitamin wise?
    Thanks :)
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    If your chickens are healthy and laying well, I don't think you would have to add anything. I think Purina has everyone convinced that chickens can't survive without all the additives they put in their feed!
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  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Sounds like nice rations!
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Max, what kind of chickens do you have?
     
  7. MaxHamer

    MaxHamer New Egg

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    Sorry for the late reply!
    I have Lavender Opringtons, Silkies, Black Rocks, Warrens, Rhode Island Reds, Welsummers &
    some unidentified bantams.
     
  8. MaxHamer

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    what about you?:D
     

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