In the Brooder
- Aug 11, 2011
so, i have a question, i don't like commercial chicken feed (who does) and was wondering if ii could make my own. my plan would be to feed the hens cockroaches, black soldier fly larvae, red wiggler worms, and any other buggs i catch, along with that i will give them duck weed and comfrey, i will use seeds, and rice or grain of some sort as well, along with baked eggshells if they need it. i feed them treats of bread, old fruit, etc. they also free range all day. would this be enough food for them to be healthy? i figured, if they lay a little less it wouldn't matter because i would still get SOME eggs, for virtually free. would that be too much protein if there is such a thing? and finnally, would i have to feed them grain or rice, or could i leave that out? Thanks.