Milling your own feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by K&H Chicken Farm, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking into getting a hand feed mill that could be later hooked to a small moter. I am looking at cutting the price down on feeding the meat birds with out sacraficing quilty of feeds.
    Shelly
     
  2. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    K&H Chicken Farm :

    I am looking into getting a hand feed mill that could be later hooked to a small moter. I am looking at cutting the price down on feeding the meat birds with out sacraficing quilty of feeds.

    Does any one else do this?
    Shelly​
     
  3. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been thinkin the same thing Shelly but so far havn't found the device. In doing research i have found that what is needed is called a root cutter.(If that's what yer wantin to do). it is a device that grinds an entire stalk of corn, ears and all into edible food.
     
  4. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The person I knew of doing the hand milling for her hens complained a lot about her arm getting as big a baseball pitcher's. She was thinkin' about turning out for the local farm team [​IMG].

    When I worked on a grain and livestock farm, we had a hammer mill for milling barley & oats for the cattle.

    McMurray's has a hand grist mill. "Capacity of about 10 lb. per hour."

    Steve
     
  5. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    digitS' :

    McMurray's has a hand grist mill. "Capacity of about 10 lb. per hour."

    Steve

    uuug I hope they dont have many chickens​
     
  6. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that looks nice, Shelly!

    Do you have ideas on formulas?

    S
     
  8. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not yet, I am still looking at that. We thought before we look to much we wanted to see if we could even get a feed mill.
     
  9. Motel Chix

    Motel Chix Out Of The Brooder

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  10. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THank you so much Motel ! I had found there worn page but had not found that yet. This gives me a chance to price the stuff and compar prices.
     

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