Making my own scratch

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by NellaBean, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    i know there has been a zillion threads on this but here is mine [​IMG]

    I came into approximately 200lbs of BOSS the other day.....my local grain mills sell a cheapie 3 grain scratch. Mostly corn and milo, not sure what the third grain is, can't remember.

    I was planning on mixing regular scratch with BOSS, and gamebird pellets for added protein (20%). I don't have any oats now but may buy some.

    What kind of ratio would you use?

    Scratch
    Boss
    Gamebird Pellets
    (Possibly) oats
     
  2. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Well I went ahead and made my own last night.

    5 parts Scratch
    5 parts BOSS
    2 parts Sweet Feed (not sure if 10% or 12%)
    1 part puppy food (26% protein)


    It seemed to be a big hit this morning.
     

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