So, as the title says. I'm toying with the idea of mixing my own feeds. Something that will work for ALL of my birds would be easiest, but if I need to mix different things that's fine with me. I have - Turkeys, Guineas, Laying birds, and American Game. I'm thinking a 19% protein would do well for all of my birds. They all get the chance to free range in the evenings but are otherwise penned. I do not have the ability to grind my own feed but I do have a feed MILL just a few miles from me. I'm thinking of going by there and talking to them about ordering by the ton if the price is right. I go through about a ton or so a month right now, if not more, and that's just what I can think of off the top of my head. If not more or less, not sure. But, around that amount. Right now I'm buying my local feed stores own brand of lay pellet and I believe it's a 17% for my layers, a 28% ( I believe ) to my turkeys, feeding a 21% to all of my other birds. My American Game get maintenance rations only right now with some lay pellet mixed in. Really it's not a problem buying it this way, I'd just like to buy whole grains. Here are some of the grains I know for a fact I can get at the mill, if I decide to mix my own after talking to them. Wheat Barley Oats ( any variety ) Soy beans ( can have it ground into a meal ) Corn Milo Millet Safflower and... I forget what else. These are just what I remember from talking to one of the guys that works there the other day. Haven't had a chance to go back. But he named off over 20 grains. -Side fact, my grandmother STILL raises all her layers ( layers only ) on just free choice Wheat, Soybean meal, Rolled Oats, and corn. Her and her best friend of 60 years do. Not including the added things they give the hens now like calcium carbonates (sp?) omega 3s, fish oils, brewers yeast, and BOSS to name a few. Her pheasants and quail were pretty much the same if I remember correctly from when I was a kid. But I have NO idea what they fed the emu, turkeys, and American Game. Thoughts?