Post your home made chicken feed recipes! :) (including treats)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Iheartchicks<3:), Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Is there anyway i could make food at home? Im trying to save money.. and frankly i would rather my chickens eat something besides layena.. it has too much corn! Anyone have a recipe ? Thanks!
     
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  2. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do a quick search. Tons of ideas.
     
  3. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
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  4. grendel

    grendel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    boiled green lentils,oatmeal,raisins,peanut butter.A great cold winter treat.
     
  5. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posed this same question in another thread today (see the link in my signature) but I'm not exactly happy with my results yet. Still thinking about it, and researching. I want to stop paying for these bags of feed!
     
  6. ruby

    ruby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I receive a magazine called "Backyard Poultry" and a few years back they had a article on homegrown feed. Wish I could grow anything in this red clay! but I can grow chickens!
     
  7. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This year, plants LOTS Of those giant sunflowers where you think you'd like a garden someday. They put down really long roots that can get through clay soils. Did it at our last house and those things really thrived! Then you benefit 2 ways: sunflower seeds for your girls, and aerated soil for a garden after a couple of years of doing that.
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    See my BYC page for my recipe!

    It is easy to get a MORE expensive recipe so check prices before you mix it all up if you go this route. I use organic corn - so that raises my price some.

    The use of roasted soybean meal, fish meal, premixed vitamins, etc. might decrease costs too- but I don't want that in my recipe.

    Organics North (fellow BYC'er) has a recipe on his page too. He does save money, I have read on his posts.
     
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  9. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Thanks everyone! Keep it coming! i'll look at your recipe's [​IMG]
     

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