Is It Neccessary To Feed The Poultrey Feed To My Chickens.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by roger782, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. roger782

    roger782 New Egg

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    I wanted to know whether i could make my own chicken feed and if yes what should be their nutrition.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Hi Roger,

    such a good question to ponder.
    One of the reasons that people don't make their own food is that it would be complicated and complex to get and assemble all the 'ingredients'. You wouldn't want to omit all the trace ingredients, vitamins etc. And you would not want to have too much of something such as salt.

    On the other hand...sometimes the commercial feeds seem to come up short.

    Here is a link to some recipes for making one's own chicken feed.

    You can see there are some brilliant people on this forum--

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=4477

    Sometimes, it seems that it would make a lot of sense to blend or supplement a good basic feed....but just mixing/grinding/ and storing the large quantities would be a consideration for making your own.
     

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