Here's the recipe she gave me. It's modified from here based on the grains we can find easily in our area.
2 or 3-4 cups corn (grind or use grits) (use the larger quantity in the winter)
4 cups winter wheat (grind)
3 cups spring wheat (grind)
1 cup barley (grind)
1 cup oats (grind if whole)
1-2 cups sunflower seeds
1 1/2 cups millet
1 1/2 cups quinoa
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup lentils (grind)
1 cup split peas (grind)
1/2 cup flax
1/2 cup Fertrell Nutribalancer (per 10 lbs feed, depending on quantities you use)
1 1/2 cup fish meal (per 10 lbs feed)
You can substitute amaranth for the quinoa or millet sometimes, or give other grains like kamut, if you can find it in your area.
Here's a post on Wild Roots Homestead with the chicken feed recipe that they use for their large flock. They also have some great ideas on foods to supplement your chickens' diets (sprouts and kombucha!). I could use some more of those in my diet, too....
This dressing is light, easy, and perfectly compliments fresh, tender lettuce. To make a complete lunch, add a boiled egg, some slivered radishes, and a handful of sugar snap peas to your salad. My mom picked up this recipe when we visited the south of france years ago, and she still makes it nearly weekly!
mama's favorite salad dressing
4 tbsp oil (hazelnut or sunflower…something light)
1 tbsp white wine
1 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
Mix white wine and mustard together well. Mix oil in slowly, whisking constantly. Season and serve.