I occassionally eat wheat berries, grind them as flour, and we store them as "emergency food". I know you can buy the same high protein wheat considerably cheaper than the $.99 a lb I pay for organic as "stock" feed locally. I've seen it adverised at $5 a bushel online. I'm curious what others think of this. I might just try it. I only have seven chickens...and the worst thing that would happen is small eggs, lack of eggs, etc. They are young, and I just got my first egg Wednesday (YAYYAY!!) We're having a free range issue because I have a massive amount of hawks. They come to within 6 feet of me and the dogs. Ballsy buggers. When I found the grains I got milled, even from my "local" mill were likely over a year old, and 60% - 70% corn...I think there is something better I can feed my chickens. Commercial feed is worse. I started researching it...What do you think as a poultry feed...this is from the Canadian government, department of animal science. High protein wheat is 15% and they had normal egg production. They also track the amino acid profile in the whole grain. http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/research/ardi/projects/00-461.html If you don't want to go to the link here is the conclusion of the study, I found it interesting reading: Conclusions: The following conclusions can be derived from the data obtained in the current project: 1.Hulless barley and CPS (Candian Prairie Spring) wheat can replace HRS (Hard Red Spring) wheat in diets for layers at a slight increase in feed intake, resulting in improvement in egg size. 2.Enzyme supplementation of the lower nutrient diets resulted in improved performance, but did not match the positive control. 3.The response to enzyme supplementation was greatest with the hulless barley diets. 4.Hyline W98 pullets were less responsive to changes in dietary cereal types than the W36 pullets.