Making Chicken Feed: Pros and Cons (Video)

As with all things DIY, I’ve always assumed that making your own chicken feed would be healthier, and more affordable. However, I’ve been reading that while that can be true, it’s not always the case.

These homesteaders and YouTubers have been making their own chicken feed, and received a lot of questions about how to do it and how it’s been working out, so they made this video in response. They break down the pros and cons of the method they’re using, how they store it, how they’re chickens like it, and the ingredients of their feed.

It seems to me these ingredients could end up being more affordable in the long run than store-bought chicken feed, if you can buy the ingredients in bulk at a good price, but I think whether or not you could find the ingredients in bulk. Food and grain prices vary from region to region, so you’re most likely going to have to improvise and see what works for you, your region, and your chickens and needs for them.

At any rate, I always really enjoy hearing directly from other homesteaders about projects like this, so this was a very informative and useful video overall. Check it out:

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