SPRING IS HERE !! Tennessee is so beautiful...the iris are blooming...trees are filled with tiny new leaves....I even had a slight sunburn last Saturday (where is my sunscreen?). I hope you are planning a new herb garden or vegetable garden or just a few miniature tomato plants....
I HAVE to share my new book. It is an old journal that some industrious homemaker cut, pasted or pinned recipes into with old safety pins....yep, safety pins!
Baby Chick Feed
Upon arrival(from hatchery) their first feed consists of whole sweet milk and dry mash composed of the following ingredients
80 lbs. Yellow Corn Meal or Corn-chop
20 lbs. Wheat Middlings
5 lbs. Raw or Steamed Bone meal (50% calcium phosphate)
3 lbs Old Processed Linseed Oil Meal
5 lbs Pearl grits (calcium carbonate or lime stone)
1 lb. Common Salt
The milk is fed.
Ok...obviously this makes over 100 lbs of chick feed and if you where raising 30-40 biddies (baby chicks) you would use this much or more. There was no Tractor Supply so if you wanted your baby chicks to be fed and grow....HERE YA GO!
Probably a healthier recipe than was is available commercially....so I am going to investigate and see if these ingredients are available today and let you know....where to buy, cost and compare to the commercial junk. Healthy chicks turn into fat hens which lay perfect fresh eggs !!!