Ok, here is the deal, I've got several hundred chicks I'm raising out to increase the viability in several of my old breeds. My problem is it costs WAY too much to feed them using feed store feed prices... I've even stooped as low as to feed store hop til I find the bags that have been open to buy on sale... So, I need advice. What are some cheaper alternatives to feed for chicks and laying hens. I've looked up all the recipes and when I put the math together, it costs more to buy the ingredients than Purina's version. I can and will happily buy in bulk but don't know from whom I can buy. Suggestions anyone???