New to the chicken game- Help making Homemade Chicken Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jcarcary, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. Jcarcary

    Jcarcary Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey!
    so i am new to the chicken game and about a month ago i decided to get 3 chicks from the local farm.

    I am searching the sites for days and i cant seem to find the right Homemade Chicken Feed.

    I am looking for a clean feed (no GMO/ Corn/ Soy)

    I am not sure where to purchase the ingredients and at what quantities as i only have 3 girls.



    So far i have put together a list from 100+ pintrest pages:
    Peas
    barley (i can also sprout)
    BOSS sunflower seeds
    Oats
    Flax seed
    Lentil


    I read i need to add supplements?
    I am able to store indoor or out doors


    Any help would be awesome!
    Thank you





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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Growing chicks need a precise balance of nutrients to support healthy growth and development. It will be much more cost effective and better nutritionally, if you purchase a commercially available feed rather than try to make your own. I suggest Scratch and Peck for a GMO, corn and soy free feed.
     
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  4. Jcarcary

    Jcarcary Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!
    i will check out that feed!
     
  5. Mak24456

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    What junebuggena said, it'll probably be a lot cheaper and more nutrient complete to buy pre made feed :)
     
  6. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with above, then ferment it.

    Later you can play around with making your own feed. Plenty of time. While you have those cute chicks, ferment their feed to give them the best growth options possible early.
     

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