Now that they are outside...they went into this new home at six weeks of age, once they were fully feathered and could withstand temperature fluctuations without a heat lamp....they get fed a diet primarily of whole grains. I slightly sprout wheat and oats for them, any small grains will do. Barley is great, but I can't get it here. They also get a small amount of whole corn in the afternoon. Some of the chicks are still a bit small to handle the whole kernels, but they seem to find smaller pieces to eat.
For the protein portion of their diet, I still feed catfood, but only when something more natural is not available or if my schedule is just too tight. Otherwise, they get fresh goat's milk, whey from cheesemaking, chevre that is getting past its prime, meat scraps from making broth, and worms that I dig from our organic vegetable gardens as I prepare the soil for planting. I can fill a quart container about 3/4 full of earthworms in a few minutes. This is the chicks favorite food, hands down. Wings down. Beaks down?
Most importantly, they get no soy, not a speck.