1. BYH Picture of the Week (POW) - Submit your Pics Now !!
    Click HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

  2. Official Poll: What Herd Animals Do You Own?
    (if you are logged in, this announcement can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

NEED YOUR RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE GOAT FOOD AND CHICKEN FOOD

Discussion in 'Organic Husbandry - Goats' started by Bedste, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Oct 10, 2012
    Bedste

    Bedste Overrun with beasties

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Texas
    DO YOU HAVE A RECIPE TO MAKE HOMEMADE CHICKEN FOOD ALL NATURAL OR ORGANIC?

    HOW ABOUT GOAT FOOD? I WOULD LIKE TO GET ALL MY GIRLS (CHICKENS AND GOATS) EATING HEALTHY
  2. Oct 10, 2012
    Bedste

    Bedste Overrun with beasties

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Texas
    Is there anyone who does not feed their goats commercial pellets?
  3. Oct 11, 2012
    Pearce Pastures

    Pearce Pastures Goat Walker

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Messages:
    4,438
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    Wanatah, IN
    Wish I could help. Our farm store carries organic feeds though for goats and chickens for those that want it (more expensive but it is nice that it is option). Hope someone can help you out.
  4. Oct 16, 2012
    SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Loving the herd life

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,030
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Location:
    Wilds of Montana
    Alas, I feed Stock and Stable 14 sweet feed. Sorry I can't be much help here. :idunno

    Have you looked at the Storey's Guide to Dairy Goats or the Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry? I think (and I may be wrong here) that they have some recipes for feed there.

    Good luck!
  5. Oct 16, 2012
    Bedste

    Bedste Overrun with beasties

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Texas
    Thank you very much I will.... :D
  6. Oct 16, 2012
    ragdollcatlady

    ragdollcatlady Loving the herd life

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    951
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    106
    For my chickens I use
    rolled oats
    millet
    wheat
    BOSS
    calf manna
    or Zbong poultry mix (in lace of the BOSS and calf manna)

    For my dairy goats
    oats
    barley
    alfalfa pellets
    BOSS
    calf manna (everyone is pretty close to a 4 or 5 on the fatness scale, except Georgia, so I am cutting out the BOSS and calf manna for everyone else)

    For my very young bucks, right now I am just learning about the best way to feed the boys so they are getting half of their "grain" as the oats, barley, alfalfa pellets and the other half is a commercial goat textured feed. I want to get away from soy and corn so I will stop that once I can figure out a good feeding plan for them.

    I weigh out all my feeds as I mix them, but I can't remember off the top of my head what my amounts are.
  7. Dec 16, 2012
    vegaburm

    vegaburm Ridin' The Range

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    54
    Location:
    Fairmont, NC
    I tried making my own mix for chicken feed for a while. Problem was they were picking out their favorite parts and wasting a LOT of feed, and not eating the powdered stuff I had to add like fish meal to increase the protein amounts. So, after a while I gave up. It was taking longer, costing more, and they were wasting it. I went back to the bagged stuff. If a store around here sold organic I would go that route, but none do.
  8. Dec 21, 2012
    madcow

    madcow Overrun with beasties

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    88
    The problem with chickens is they do have a tendency to waste feed. They do just eat what they like and leave the rest. I think the commercial feeds are well formulated and it's too darn expensive to try to make your own and expect it to have everything they need. Tough job doing your own mix. Just sayin.
  9. Dec 21, 2012
    bonbean01

    bonbean01 True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,590
    Likes Received:
    285
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Northeast Mississippi
    I found the same thing madcow...chicken and sheep feed to get the ingredients, vitamins, minerals, etc. was going to be way more expensive than just buying it with everything in it.

Share This Page