Once a year, my family raises enough broiler chickens (meat birds) to sustain us for the year so we don’t have to buy chicken at the supermarket. I quickly realized that the feed at our local feed stores had GMO ingredients. So why was I going thru all the work to raise my own food only to feed it unhealthy ingredients? I started researching organic or NON-GMO chicken feed and how I could get my hands on it at a reasonable cost. In my area, the cheapest organic feed I can get shipped to me is thru amazon. So this led me on a journey to come up with my own homemade chicken feed recipe. I used this recipe last year for the first time. My birds were more active and healthy looking. They walked and moved around much more than the previous years. I’ve been happy with this feed recipe. We’ve figured up that it’s about $20 more per 200 lbs of feed over my local feed store.
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Homemade Broiler Chicken Feed Recipe (Grower/Finisher):
- 12lb Oats
- 8 lb Soft White Wheat
- 8 lb Hard Red Wheat
- 6 lb Sunflower Seeds
- 5 lb Lentils
- 5 lb Split Peas
- 2 lb Flax Seed
- 1 lb Sesame Seeds
- 1 lb Kelp
- 4 tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
- 4 drops Oregano essential oil
Mix together and store in an air tight container.
I purchase this starter feed for my broiler chicks. Once they are ready for grower feed I use the above recipe. Good luck naturally feeding your homestead chickens.
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