Growing your own feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by slugmar, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. slugmar

    slugmar Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering what kind of stuff i could grow to feed the chickens, Im thinking of growing about 5 acres of corn but not for sure how to process it yet for them, i found out last year they like being in the garden but my wife doesnt like them in the garden so i had to build them a pin.

    I also have about 20 acres of oats i just planted should be up early may was wondering if you could process the head off the oat for them some how.

    Im just trying to lower the cost of food because im thinking about picking up 50 more chickens to go with my 8 I have now.

    any ideas would be great.
     
  2. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    i would talk to people in your area who machine harvest fields and see what they charge. i'm sure if they knew what it was for, they would know how to handle it.
     
  3. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    I just found this article , when I was looking for something else. I have been curious about this too.
     
  4. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Be sure to note that there are 3 sections to that article and I have only linked to part 1. The author has written for Backyard Poultry Magazine.
     
  5. slugmar

    slugmar Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my own land to grow on that no problem just trying to figure out what to grow for them.
    we live on 40 acres and I have about anthor 20 acres I lease.
     
  6. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grew milo in march,and in the summer i had large grain heads that the chickens would spend hours flyin up to break the stem and then munchin on the milo, my birds loved it.
     

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