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Topic: Gluten Free Chicken Feed (3 messages)

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Gluten Free Chicken Feed (3 messages)
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I have celiac disease (intolerance to gluten). I have found that the dust in their feed makes me sick. Has anyone ever heard of gluten free chicken feed or what other grains or feeds that you can give to layers/broilers besides the usual? Thanks!
6/21/2012 8:24 PM report abuse
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I make my own feed from a combination of grains, greens, meat, etc. It would be easy enough to make up a feed using gluten free grains (like corn, buckwheat, millet,...) legumes (field peas (I soak or cook them first) or lentils), greens (I found chopped alfalfa and sugar beet shreds work well in the winter), meat scraps (we hunt and save butchery scraps and unwanted organ meats which I simmer and chop) &/or dairy (sour milk, yogurt, cottage cheese) and yeast and salt. I do not grind anything, so that cuts down on dust and after the mix is made I pour warm water over it all and make a mashlike glop. The chickens love it, lay like crazy and are beautiful and healthy. I would also recommend reading through chicken keeping books from around the turn of the 20th century. I found lots of hints for feeding chickens before commercial feed was popular. It really is not that difficult and common sense works well. Chickens are really just feathered pigs and can eat almost anything we can! Good luck.
3/31/2013 8:46 AM report abuse
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they do well on barley and oats and corn
4/13/2013 5:25 PM report abuse