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How to Mix Feeds and Reduce Cost by 50%

How to Mix Feeds and Reduce Cost by 50%

Chickens
Raising chickens is costly especially if you are feeding your flock with 100% of commercial feeds. With an average cost of P30/kg of feeds, if you have a layer, your profit is not really that much. Previously we published the lists of plants and greens that can be a support to your commercial feeds. In this article, we are going to give you more tips on what to feed your chickens and reduce costs by 50% to 60% without compromising growth and quality. Back in the 90s’ during my teenage years, our family grew a lot of native chickens in our hometown in Negros Occidental. We always had around 100 native chickens roaming around our house. My father never bought commercial feeds. Just grated coconuts, rice bran, grated cassava, and corn. When I started raising chickens more than 5 year...
Organic Chicken Food – Young Banana Fruit

Organic Chicken Food – Young Banana Fruit

Chickens
The devastation caused by typhoon Quinta left us with tons of damaged banana and many of them have young banana fruits that not even qualified to be made nilupak. Thinking of what can be done, I decided to have some experiments and boiled some. I then sliced it and the chicken really loved it. Here is the video below of the total procedure. Banana is not the only fruit that we can give to our chickens as additional food. By doing this experiment, we found out that banana is an effective alternative food for chicken and can be considered as homemade organic chicken feed. I tried papaya as well and they also loved it.  I will post a separate video about papaya shortly. For the banana, just make sure everything is cooked to avoid any problem. I’ve been experimenting with othe...