So I am trying to research and come up with a balanced ration that we can grow on our property as opposed to buying commercial. I've had no problem finding the different percentages of what kind of feed for meat birds vs. laying birds, etc. and no problem finding lists of things I can feed them but I am having a realllly hard time finding out how MUCH feed to allow per bird. Can anyone give me kind of a guideline or estimate? Assuming Freedom Rangers and let's assume a 12 week lifespan maybe? What I would like to do is grow worms on a large scale (I already use them extensively in the garden and compost) for protein and then research what types of other grains I can grow on the property, looking into the nutritional information for those specific grains and then adjust accordingly. I am not going to include the fresh ingredients that may be seasonal unless they can be preserved (like seeds or comfrey hay, etc). So then the end result is I know that if I want to raise say 100 birds per year I need to raise _____ lbs of worms and _____ lbs of Amaranth and _____ lbs of wheat and ______ lbs of sunflower seeds, etc. I will also do fresh greens and squashes and table scraps, etc but I don't want to count that in my planning. So... any takers?