Skip to Content

Homemade Broiler Chicken Feed Recipe

broilerrecipe copy
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.
What are broiler chickens?
How much water do broiler chickens drink?
Homemade Broiler Chicken Feed Recipe (Grower/Finisher):

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.

Learn More

If you are interested in looking for more recipes, then make sure to check out the recipe section on Amazon. There are a ton of recipe books that are sure to catch your eye.

Sharie

Monday 16th of November 2020

Thank you for this. When you say this costs $20 more per 200 lbs than the feed at the store, are you comparing it to organic, non-GMO feed, or just the basic cheap stuff?

AMANDA

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

Can you use this as starter feed for the chicks as well, if one were to grind it?

Tracy Robinson

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

I'm not positive. I always used store bought organic for chick's.

Sonni

Sunday 17th of November 2019

Do you soak the feed in water before feeding or feed dry?

essentialhomestead@gmail.com

Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Feed dry

Mrs sule

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

Thank for the recipe I just started these hen poultry and I need ur advice pls I have 20 broiler and I want it to grow fast what is ur opinion and what to feed them

essentialhomestead@gmail.com

Friday 5th of April 2019

I use an organic chick starter grower from the local store. I start this recipe about 6 weeks old.

Christy

Wednesday 6th of March 2019

Great Information! Thank you for taking the time to share it with others. We are getting ready to raise our first broilers, and we plan to use your recipe. Thank you

Comments are closed.