Making your own feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicksduckgoose, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Chicksduckgoose

    Chicksduckgoose Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hoping to start mixing my own feed. The reasons are numerous. The two ingredients I'm finding most challenging are a mineral mix and fish meal. Do any of you experienced "diy feed makers" have wisdom to share?
     
  2. Louise Waffles

    Louise Waffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try a company called Fertrell. They have all kinds of stuff, I think they have a mineral mix/fish meal combo in 50 or 60 pound bags. I don't remember if they can sell to individuals or not, but I am sure you can find a retailer.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Fedco Seeds also sells additives for mixing your own feeds.
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    The vitamin/ mineral mixes usually do come in 50 lb. bags, enough for 1000 lbs of feed (or more?) and don't store well. Neither does feed. If you are feeding very large #s of birds, and can handle large volumes of feed, it will still be expensive to manage, compared to already made stuff. For a small flock, much harder! Mary
     
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    Is there anyone nearby that's making their own feed? Or a local feed mill that would help? Mary
     

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