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Greener Pasture's Farm Chick Starter Recipe #3

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LauraN, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. LauraN

    LauraN Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone used this recipe for chick starter?

    2 parts whole corn, ground
    3 or 4 parts whole wheat
    1 part barley
    1 part oat groats
    1 part shelled sunflower seeds
    1/2 part lentils
    1/2 part split green peas
    1 part millet
    1/4 part flax seeds
    1/2 part seaweed

    Ronda from Greener Pastures also gives them garlic, ACV, milk, worms and scrambled eggs. Any opinions?

    Thanks,
    Laura
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    What is the Vitamin A or beta carotene source? Is the seaweed enough? I'm not familiar with the nutrient levels in it and I think it probably varies by type.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I just feed my chicks medicated chick starter. It has all the nutrients they need.
     
  4. warhorse

    warhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is ACV?
     
  5. naturemom

    naturemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used it last year, with good results. It is meant for chicks that have access to pasture. Mine weren't on pasture at first, so I also gave them clumps of sod and greens when they were old enough. They grew just fine.
     
  6. Quote:Apple Cider Vinegar I suppose....
     
  7. LauraN

    LauraN Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I've looked into the Vitamin A and I'm still not sure. One source said seaweed has it but didn't say how much. I'm glad atleast one person used the recipe with success. My chickens will be in a tractor/ark and I think I'll have a redworm bin going. I wish I could just go to the feed store and buy whatever they sell. It'd be so much easier but I'm not that way about ANYTHING!

    Yes, ACV=Apple Cider Vinegar
     
  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Naturemom said it was developed to be used with chickens on pasture. Eating green pasture plants would provide some beta carotene, the precursor to vitamin A.
     
  9. LauraN

    LauraN Out Of The Brooder

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    Good point!
    Thanks,
    Laura
     
  10. sheps4her

    sheps4her Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would these ingredients be ground? I did not think they would be able to eat it as is. I mix my own chicken feed and would like to do the same for my chicks when I get them.
     

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