Home made scratch?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Morgan7782, May 24, 2010.

  1. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    If I were to go to a whole foods store and get some grains for my chickens, what would be best? They have chicken feed, but I was thinking of making my own grain 'scratch' and was wondering what were some grains they could eat? Does anybody have any homemade scratch recipe's? If so please post!
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:You could do a basic scratch grain like;

    Corn 50%
    Wheat 25%
    Oats 25%

    or

    Wheat 50%
    Corn 25%
    Oats 25%

    There are lots of different mixes for scratch grain some better than others. I myself use a all grain pigeon feed with a little extra added as a scratch grain and it has has;
    Wheat, Milo, Maple Peas, Trapper Peas, Austrian Peas, Buckwheat, Corn, White Millet, Oat Groats, Malt Barley, Safflower Seed, Black Oil Sunflower Seed, Hemp Seed and Brown Rice.

    Chris
     
  3. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Thank you for the tips [​IMG] I will try these next time I hit the store
     

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