What to include in homemade feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nutcase, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Nutcase

    Nutcase Songster

    Dec 2, 2012
    My Coop
    I am considering homemade chicken feed. What are the most important feed ingredients? Right now they (4 hens) are on a free range layer feed which includes BOSS, barley, lupin, wheat, corn kernels, triticale and grit among other things. I want to try to reproduce this if possible, as buying this feed commercially is pretty expensive. What do you use in your homemade feed? Is it actually worth it? Any ratios and percentages would be helpful too.



  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Unless you can grow all your own grains, I think you'll find buying a mix is just as cheap as trying to make it yourself.

    Most commercial blends include vitamin and mineral supplements also

    That said, any mix of grain that gives you the needed protein and nutrient levels will work.
    Chickens don't care about "variety" nearly as much as humans

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