Tips on how to save on feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TheHappyHen21, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 Jersey Giants 1 Rooster and 7 Hens. I also Have 1 Duck and 1 Silki Hen who is sitting on 6 eggs whos are not hers. I have 15 chicks in the brooder and soon to be also 8 Light Brahma Chicks. I feed Purina Layena Chicken Mash. Course i feed Chick Starter to my babies. I can afford my chickens but was wondering what i can do to help save on the feed. They do not free range. My Jerseys have a Pen hooked to there coop and my other breeds will also. As i plan on selling chicks in the future and eggs as they are in demand in my area. My chicks are Marans, Easter eggers and Olive Eggers and like i said also Light Brahmas Soon.


    So what do you do? Save on feed without free ranging?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Put everyone on the same feed (a grower ration) - offer free choice oyster shell for the laying birds to take as needed/wanted -- this saves in that you are now only buying one feed, vs. multiple feeds. To further stretch the feed budget, consider feeding fermented feed - there are some great discussions on it here on BYC.
     
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