We try to be as self sufficient as possible and we are gradually gaining more control in the Animal food production area. Im getting away from the TSC visits, Im getting more ideas for their feed. It seems to be working... I raise wheat, oat, and alfalfa sprouts for the chickens, ducks and rabbits. I do it with soil so that I can clip what I want off of the sprout and it will regrow. Im getting this project under control now........ Im also raising earthworms for the poultry too........I have two bins right now and in a couple of months I should be able to feed the worms to them. This summer I am growing a lot of whole corn for my chickens, ducks and rabbits. Im growing 12, 45 ft long rows for them. Im also converting the old chicken run into a sunflower patch. The chickens and ducks forage all the time. Even when its 20* out and snow on the ground, they go out. I dont let them set around the feeder, they get out and look for food. All year, that helps a lot with feeding too. I also have a kenneled dog that keeps varmits away. The chickens and ducks find the table scraps and they eat them.......... I forage for the rabbits. They get apple and crabapple bark/stems then they get yard clippings and any uncooked old veggie. I also make custom mashes for them. Rabbits get a sunflower meal, corn meal, and alfalfa pellet meal, combined together. Im also getting ready to substitute oats for the alfalafa pellets when I run out. Its seems to be cheaper to make their feed rather than by the premixes. Im trying to wean them off of stuff I cant grow or produce. Chickens and ducks get boss, cracked, corn and oats. Mixed in 3 equal parts which equals 16% protein plus they get oyster shell supplement. Here is my grinder: I hope you find this useful!