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Here's a recipe I finally found that is GMO free...and no soybeans. (Providing you ensure your source, of course, or just go organic.)
I haven't tried making it yet...or figuring up the cost. Ouch! I wish my yard was big enough for the hens that I didn't have to give them so much grain. Not sure how happy they'd be if I tried cutting back and just feeding a bit of grain twice a day or something.
See what you think. Not sure about a starter recipe...she has several other links to check out.
I stumbled upon this message board today and found my website and recipe mentioned. I'm glad people are finding it useful. Yes, there is a recipe on my site for chick starter as well. I used to grind whole grains for my birds, and stopped when I saw them eating whole corn. I used to grind whole grains for my chicks and stopped when I realized nobody in the wild was doing this for chicks, and that some of my hens were successfully raising their chicks away from our barns and our feeds. I do believe in imitating Mother Nature as much as possible. However, it must be emphasized that providing grit for chicks and adults is crucial when feeding whole grains, and that providing calcium in some form is necessary when creating your own feeds. This is mentioned on my recipe pages.
Ronda @ Greener Pastures Farm