Is it better to make your own chicken feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GardenGal, May 21, 2011.

  1. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a big difference between mixing your own chicken feed and buying an organic mix? Thanks! Rebekah
     
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  3. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the links. My big question is, why do you make your own?
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:To avoid soy, GMOs, and because they LOVE the variety.

    It is also fun to mix in the garage in the morning, children asleep, peace and quiet! [​IMG]
     
  5. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you find soy and GMOs in organic food as well? I like that quality mixing time!
     
  6. GLBRWyans

    GLBRWyans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy ,
    Late last nite I ran across your feed mix . I would like to be able to do the because I have a variety of birds that would enjoy the different seeds . For my chickens and pigeons I buy chops and a pigeon pellet that is similar to a laying pellet . I cut the pellets with a little bit of chops per serving . For the pigeons I add popcorn , a green pea and a split pea as a treat . I pay $10 per 50# on both chops and pellets , the others I get at the grocery store . What is your biggest expense , shipping or a particular seed ,if I may ask ? [​IMG]



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  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:I buy everything at the feed store except the split peas, peanuts, and flax seeds (I buy them at a grocery store bulk bin section by the bag).

    Here are my prices from several months ago because it lasts so long:
    barley 24 cents/lb
    oats .23
    corn org. .40
    millet .32
    wheat .30
    sun seeds .50 (oh wait this has gone up a little)
    flax .69
    pump. seeds 1.45
    peanuts unsalted 1.32
    split peas .46
     
  8. GLBRWyans

    GLBRWyans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the information .
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:There is organic soy in the organic chick starter that I buy for the ones up to 6 weeks old. The organic layer pellets I buy on occasion (haven't bought any in awhile) have it too. They don't sell organic grower here.

    Organic foods aren't allowed to have GMOs.

    Sorry I missed your post earlier. I was just rereading the thread and came across it.
     

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