I went to the feed store yesterday to price out ingredients for Oren Reynolds' recipe. Here's what I came up with (all prices are for 50-lb bags): whole oats: $8.50 alfalfa pellets: $7.50 wheat: $10.50 rolled barley: $12.66 black oil sunflower seed: $26.30 Interestingly, a small bale of alfalfa hay, approximately 50 lbs, is also $7.50. For reference, here is the recipe and protein calculation: Code: GRAIN PARTS PROTEIN % TOTAL Oats 6 x 14.0 = 84.0 Wheat 1 x 12.5 = 12.5 Sunflower seed 1 x 26.3 = 26.3 Barley 1 x 12.3 = 12.3 Alfalfa hay 4 x 20.0 = 80.0 TOTALS 13 215.1 215.1 Ã· 13.0 = 16.5% protein I crunched the numbers, and the homemade mixture works out to about 20 cents per pound, or $130.30 for 650 lbs (a full recipe of one 50-lb bag per part). That's about $10.04 for 50 lbs, compared with $14.65 for "complete-feed" rabbit pellets. To me, that's quite a savings, certainly worth mixing my own. Not only that, but if I had to, I could grow all of those ingredients myself. Incidentally, MaggieJ, you were wondering about the higher proportion of oats in Mr. Reynolds' recipe. Looking at the above, my first thought is that it's because the oats are considerably less expensive than the other grains. Is it not also true that oats are more easily digested (by both rabbits and humans)? Just some thoughts. . .