Im VERY new at this and VERY confused! (we actually havent even bought our chickens yet) We are trying to get everything ready for them to be brought home on Thursday. We are getting (hopefully) 5 Buff Orpingtons about 9 weeks old. I want the best feed for lowest cost. I am interested in making it ourselves so there arent alot of fillers, but I am a little overwhelmed with some of the website recipes!! I dont want to buy 50lb bags of every different ingredient...Ill have feed for a year! Plus I dont know what my 9 week old girls will need, are they ready for "grown up food"? Is homemade really any better? They will be freeranging around the yard during the day and then in the coop at night so is there a special blend I should have for part-time free rangers? ANY advice would be fantastic! ALSO: I live in Wichita KS so anyone have any advice on WHERE to buy what I need.