Permaculture – Eliminate Chicken Feed Cost

ChickenFeedCould it be possible to eliminate chicken feed costs?  Have you ever thought of letting your chicken feed off of your compost pile?  There are several videos saying that this is a great way to reduce or even eliminate your cost on chicken feed.  They will eat worms for protein as well as grains.

Here are just some other suggestions on how to lower your chicken feed costs.

  • You can sprout your whole grains
  • Let them feed off of compost
  • Food scraps
  • Grass
  • Hay in the winter
  • Crushed egg shells

Below is an interesting video on just this subject.  Of course they are doing this on a large scale but it is possible to scale it down for the homesteader.

 

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