lower feed cost???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ajnChickens, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. ajnChickens

    ajnChickens New Egg

    Nov 15, 2013
    Lakeland, Florida
    I have been trying to find creative ways to lower my feed cost for my future flock. I am already raising a mealworm colony and in the spring I will raise black soldier fly larva. I came across a recent website about growing wheat fodder. According to the site, a couple cups oat wheat will turn into 10 lbs of fodder that is more healty than grain alone. Has anyone tried this yet? I am considering starting this method but wanted some feedback first.
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    More digestible, but the increased weight is mostly water.
    All you ever wanted to know about fodder here.
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  3. Shalom Farm

    Shalom Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
    I also suggest try looking into Fermented Feeds. They eat a bit less and get more nutrition out of the food. It takes more care, but its worth it. I feed eggs to them, mostly ones I can't eat myself. This includes the shell and always cooked. Also, look in other places for corn or other grains. Like directly from the feed mills or even hunting supply stores. Sometimes, they are 1 or 2 bucks cheaper.

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