I've been looking around the internet for ways to grow your own chicken food, but now I'm not so sure. It seems like alot of work to do this? I'm not sure if its worth the time. I love my chickens to be as organic and healthy as possible but..... I've read that you have to grow Alfalfa, Comfrey, Duckweed, Oats, Wheat, Barley, Rice, Vegetable seeds, Oystershell or Cuttlefish for Calcium, and herbs like Nettle, Parsley, and the list goes on. I know I can get some grains at some feed stores, but the cost?? So I guess my question is that does anybody feed there chickens homegrown food and what does it include, and also the cost? Are you really saving that much money by growing your own. Would it just be easier to buy the bagged food and TSC??? I only have about 20 chickens and plan on getting a bunch of meat chickens for spring. I'm not sure what to do and would like anybody's input, suggestions. I don't want anything too time consuming with my husband working full time, and I'll be working full time soon and we have 3 children. 2 of them under 2 yrs old. I don't have hours a day to mess with food. Thanks everybody!