im looking to make my own feed for my birds. post your mixes here!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickalator, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    post your ingredients, ammounts, and mixing process here!
     
  2. ChickensMcG

    ChickensMcG Out Of The Brooder

    I just got 2 girls that were completely grain fed and I'm trying to introduce some veggies into their diet. They are stuck in their run for a couple of weeks until they get used to it being home, so they aren't able to scratch around the yard yet.

    They haven't been too receptive to anything BUT grain or pellets until I made them this mixture and they gobbled it up: [​IMG]

    Red leaf lettuce (or any green for that matter) chopped finely.
    Organic Scratch (Barley, wheat, oats)
    Flax Seed
    Very finely chopped frozen peaches
    a Small amount of plain yogurt to help mix it all together.

    I'd love to hear other ideas... I'm new to all of this too.
     
  3. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you are mixing large amounts of feed it would not be good, price wise nor for the nutritional standpoint. Some of the ingredients only small amounts are used per 100 lbs of the mix. Buying and storing these needed components will not be good idea. Good name brands of feed that have a balanced ration is your best bet.
     
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  4. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    this couple have some really interesting articles on creating your own feed mix. They also have interesting ideas on the subject.

    http://www.themodernhomestead.us/article/Poultry.html

    Their whole page is an interesting read.

    I know that some people feed their dogs the BARF diet and have good results despite the fact that experts tell us that we can't create our own dog food unless we have a degree. So, I am open to listening to someone elses results on making their own chicken feed.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2008
  5. sunshinegirl

    sunshinegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for posting that link. Very interesting reading!
     
  6. jadude

    jadude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a good recipe but it is in bulk so you will have to do the math to scale it down it;)
    For LAYING HENS
    110 Pounds Wheat meal
    110 pounds Corn meal
    11o lb Grasins( oats barley rye)
    30 lb dried milk
    20lb ground oyster shells
    5 lb salt
    Hope you find it useful and yes this recipe makes 385 pounds of feed
    Good luck [​IMG]
     

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