Growing chicken food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicken Lover 1, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Chicken Lover 1

    Chicken Lover 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2012
    santa rosa california
    Chicken food seems to being getting more expenisve every time I buy it. What are some things you grow for your chickens?
  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Chickens are omnivores with complex nutritional needs so I would be cautious with making or growing your own feed. You can do it but you should do a lot of research and planning to be sure they are getting everything they need before you proceed.

    Look at the feed you are buying and make sure you are happy with it's nutritional content. To cut costs you can consider supplementing a feed as long as you still keep nutrition in balance.

    I would recommend reading about fermenting feed as a way to increase the nutrition of the feed you are buying and some people find they are then going through their feed slower. And reading about growing fodder as a cheap and easy way to grow food supplements. Mealworms are also a good, cheap, high protein snack that can be farmed at home.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
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