Good morning, my interest is in the heritage breeds of chickens, I enjoy them, raising them and spending time with them. I have been giving thought to a ration that approximates the rations that they were developed on, other then what they found ranging the usual item I find reading old articles etc is 'scratch grain' and 'scratch corn'. One other interest is organic gardening etc. I am working up a ration, of available farm grains from the era our heritage breeds developed. As all wont be able to range every day I will be adding either animal meal and/or fish meal to compensate, other then minerals there wont be any modern additives . So far its cracked/ground corn, rolled oats , barley and wheat, BOSS, with minerals and a vitamin supplement. I do feed daily a number of handfuls of alfalfa findings/chaff to my flock which they clean up daily. I would like to hear what others are doing similar.And if others have found actual rations used in the devopment of our breeds. As for ranging, I do plan to let a different group range daily, but, that wont be enough, plus shortly our Wa snow will be here. Thoughts/comments?