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Homeade (Organic) Gluten-Free Chicken Feed - Is My Recipe Good?!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheBantyCoop, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. TheBantyCoop

    TheBantyCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all! I recently got four bantam chicks[​IMG] and I am not sure what is best to feed them when they grow up[​IMG]. Right now they are on an organic chick starter, but I am not sure what to put them on after that. My biggest problem is that I want a Gluten-free feed and most of the organic feeds I find contain wheat/gluten as one of the first ingredients. [​IMG] I myself and other members of my family have a gluten intolerance, so I would really like to avoid wheat/gluten in their feed.

    Eventually I decided that it would be fun to make my own feed, but then I realized how hard it can be to do that! After a while and a lot of research I came up with this recipe:

    4 cups organic yellow split peas
    4 cups organic oats
    1 cup organic kelp
    1 cup organic chia
    1 cup organic dried mealworms

    Based on this one:

    My questions are:

    1. Is this a good recipe for adult birds? (with grit and oyster shells also available)
    2. Can I use it as a developer feed?
    3. Should I alter the recipe at all? (Like by taking something out, adding something, changing the amounts, etc)
    4. Do you know of a company that produces organic and gluten free feed for layers?

    Thank you for your help! [​IMG]
    And sorry that I am obsessed with these emoticons! [​IMG]
     
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I apologize for not being any help here. I wonder if there is a site that can help? Anyone know of one? I just feed my bantams the chick feed at first, then on to the reg. feed. They have done well eating reg. chicken food. Here is one of my cute little white bantam cochins. I just love her.
    She also is free ranging for a while during the day now.

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm sorry I have no idea re: recipes for chicken feed. As a human, I know I don't eat healthy. I think another bycer OZEXPAT does make his own feed mixtures, I don't know if they are gluten-free . He is very detail oriented and figures out every iota of nutrition etc.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Cynthia is that white vision of a chicken a bantam cochin. She walks in beauty......
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Yes Diva, a bantam cochin. Love her. And, thank you!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BackYard Chickens! I am glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :frow welcome to BYC !!
     
  8. TheBantyCoop

    TheBantyCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much BantamFan4Life! [​IMG]

    I'll post a picture of my girls soon!!
     
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  9. TheBantyCoop

    TheBantyCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why thank you nj2wv!! [​IMG]
     
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  10. TheBantyCoop

    TheBantyCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry that I took a while all. I had no idea that people were so quick to respond!

    Diva what is OZEXPAT? I mean is it like a website, another user, or something? Sorry I don't know what a bycer is either.

    Thank you for replying so fast!! [​IMG]
     
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