Items you will need
250 pounds cracked corn
150 pounds ground roasted soybeans
25 pounds rolled oats
25 pounds alfalfa meal
25 pounds fish or bone meal
10lbs aragonite (calcium powder)
15 pounds poultry nutri-balancer
Large container big enough to hold 500 pounds dry mix
Small shovel for mixing
Over feeding this mix to cornish or cornish cross broilers can cause flip over. A condition that produces a heart attack and is always fatal.
If aragonite is unavailable in your area leave it out and just fed a shale and calcium supplement daily. If fish or bone meal is unavailable substitute an equal amount of additional alfalfa.
Mixing your own broiler feed for chickens can be a cheap and easy alternative to the pricey feed store mixes. The following is a simple recipe for 500 pounds of chicken broiler mix. Feed this ration as you would any premixed feed. If you double the amount of corn in the broiler mix you can convert this into a great chick starter too.
You should measure all your ingredients ahead of time. Measure out the amount needed of each grain and set aside. Get your container ready. It's not necessary but it is a good idea if your container or tub has a lid to protect from mice.
Start by pouring your corn and soybeans into your tub. With your hands mix them together well. There should be close to a 50/50 mix when you scoop a handful out.
Next, mix your oats, alfalfa, and fish meal into your base mix. This is where you might need your small shovel to reach the bottom of the container.
Finally mix in your aragonite and poultry nutri-balancer. Continue to mix until all ingredients are mixed evenly throughout.
Feed this mix in place of your regular chicken feed. Feed at the rate of 3 pounds for every five birds per day.
- Brandon Kellett