I know this has been a topic of some discussion and may be too redundant for some, but as a small scale "chicken farmer" I feel the need to learn the art of feeding my chickens high quality, fresh and nutritious food and do it in a way that promotes better health rather than leaving them deficient in something. So, again I am asking for any advice you can offer on growing crops for you chicken feed or finding local sources of fresh grains and ingredients. I found this recipe at http://www.upc-online.org/home.html and I was wondering if anyone had anything to add or any criticism of the recipe itself. 65% grains - barley, corn, milo (sorghum), millet, oats, wheat, brown rice. 10% alfalfa meal or ground hay 16 - 20% sunflower or oil seeds, dried peas or cooked soybeans 7% hydrated lime 1% trace mineral salt does this seem like a good mix?