Does anyone here grow their own chicken feed? If so, what do you plant for them and when and where do you live(climate)? I live in central Florida and would prefer to grow my own chicken feed if possible. I want to be self-reliant, it's not so much an issue of money as I prefer to grow it myself if I can. That is part of why I want chickens - I'm trying to rely more on myself for my own food. I'm expecting about 7 chicks in about a week and they're from ideal so possibly another 7 birds in the form of packing peanuts with them which I decided I might actually keep a few and raise up for eating or selling. The 7 I ordered are D'uccles so wont be food so much as pets, eggs, and garbage disposals for all the bugs and foodscraps I get. There's a /lot/ of animal protein to be had for them and honestly a ton of weeds too. I'm also willing to grow fresh greens, berries and veggies for them too if there's any you'd recommend as being best for a varied chickens diet.