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Homemade organic feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 1stepcloser, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    I swore I read a question about this the other day but now I am not seeing the post. Anyhow, if anyone is interested here is a recipe for homemade feed I stumbled across.

    http://www.greenerpasturesfarm.com/ChickenFeedRecipe.html

    2 parts whole corn (in winter this is increased to 3 or 4 parts)

    3 parts soft white wheat

    3 parts hard red winter wheat

    1 part hulled barley

    1 part oat groats

    1 part sunflower seeds (in winter this is increased to 2 parts)

    1 part millet

    1 part kamut

    1 part amaranth seeds

    1 part split peas

    1 part lentils

    1 part quinoa

    1 part sesame seeds

    1/2 part flax seeds

    1/2 part kelp granules

    free choice of granite grit

    free choice of oyster shell
     
  2. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Home made yes, Organic NO.

    That ia a long list of ingredients.

    Jim
     
  3. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay :

    Home made yes, Organic NO.

    That ia a long list of ingredients.

    Jim

    It could be organic if those grains are raised organic. The recipe could go either way..

    Agreed, so many ingredients.

    With my pullets I serve purchased organic layer mix as free choice and treat heavily with Hard red wheat, oats and BOSS all sprouted. Some cracked corn, Alfalfa meal, tiny bit of fish meal, and ground up apples.

    ON​
     
  4. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    The article was a written by a woman who suggested purchasing the items "organic" from Whole Foods. Clearly she is wealthier than I. [​IMG]
     

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