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post #61 of 118

I went to Boss Brothers and got a 50 pound bag of layer pellets for $10.25; but when I looked when unloading it the label read 15%... did I get jipped? Is that too low for 8 month old laying hens? they also get some free range and a cup of scratch.

post #62 of 118

In South Lousiana, there are so many different prices.  I go to at least 3 different feed stores to get the best price.  This is what I pay for feed:

50lb bag of layer pellets - $9.00
50lb bag of layer crumber - $9.00
50lb bag of cracked corn - $8.50
55 gallon drum of whole corn - a guy charges me only $20.00 and delivers
55 gallon drum of goat pellets - a guy charges me only $20.00 and delivers
25lb bag of starter/grower - $7.00
50lb bag of scratch - $8.00
50lb bag of rabbit pellets - $13.00
bale of hay $2.50 a bale
50lb bag of mixed seed (milo, wheat, oats, rice, pellets, sunflower seeds) $13.00

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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #63 of 118

I get my layer pellets, cracked corn and triple cleaned wheat for our whole wheat flour from a local elevator.  I welded for years professionally, so, when the elevator needs something welded I take care of it. In return, I never run out of food. This economy is a tragedy, but, it has brought some good things back.......... trading neighbor to neighbor, friend to friend.

post #64 of 118

do you feed the same food to any breed of chickens?

post #65 of 118

We can buy a bushel of corn at our local co-op grain elevator that custom grinds feed for 15 cents above the CBOT current price,and $1.50 per cwt to grind,or crack the corn,,Very reasonable,about $4.50 for 54 lbs.

"Excuse me for working so hard but I must support the 12 milllion who are on Welfare"

 

 

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"Excuse me for working so hard but I must support the 12 milllion who are on Welfare"

 

 

Bronze, Opal B/S, Midnight B/S, Purple B/S. Black Shoulder Silver Pied ,Cameo w/e, Peach, India Blue, Taupe, Charcoal

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post #66 of 118

We have a co-op across the road from me, but they bring the grain in from somewhere else and you have to reorder it.  I really need to check into it more to see if the prices are cheaper than what I'm paying now.

I bought Purina Layena at TSC this week because I had the $2 off coupon they mailed me.  That made it $9.99/50 lbs.  I have been buying Southern States Layer pellets at $10.50/50lbs.  The chickens seem to like the Layena better, and are eating more of it. But how do I know if it's because they like it more, or if they know they need to eat more to be full and get what they need? At any rate, they appear to be going through this bag quicker than they normal. It's been taking about 3-4 weeks for 31 chickens to eat 50lbs of feed!  Of course they are free ranging from morning until night, and we have fields that were previously hay fields so lots of grain grasses, and apple and pear trees.  They clean the ground of any fruit that falls.

I use cracked corn instead of the scratch grain because they only want the corn out of the scratch and leave the rest!  I mix the cracked corn with black oil sunflower seeds.  They gobble that up.  They get about a quart of that mixture once a day.  Broody hen has a bowl of that and some layer pellets in her nest to eat as she wants it.  She has lost so much weight since being broody that I started giving her the bowl this week.  Of course I didnt' realize her weight loss until this week either.  Hoping she'll gain it back soon.

5 horses, 5 cats, 3 dogs, a tank of tropical fish, a Red Eared Slider, a tank of gold fish, CHICKENS: 2 BA, 2 SLW, 2 LB, 2 BSL, 3 GSL, 3 DeKalb Amberlinks (as far as I know!), 5 NHR, 6 WPR, 6 EE! Wait a minute!  Who added that rabbit to the mix?  Another rabbit?  Gosh they multiply faster than I thought!
Yup, a farm full of animals and lots of mouths to feed!
Loving every minute of it!! 
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5 horses, 5 cats, 3 dogs, a tank of tropical fish, a Red Eared Slider, a tank of gold fish, CHICKENS: 2 BA, 2 SLW, 2 LB, 2 BSL, 3 GSL, 3 DeKalb Amberlinks (as far as I know!), 5 NHR, 6 WPR, 6 EE! Wait a minute!  Who added that rabbit to the mix?  Another rabbit?  Gosh they multiply faster than I thought!
Yup, a farm full of animals and lots of mouths to feed!
Loving every minute of it!! 
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post #67 of 118

Well I went to the feed mill:
50 lbs- 21% protein starter/grower...........11.00 ( I feed this to all the chickens )
50 lbs- 16% protein dairy...........................9.00
50 lbs- scratch grain.....................................7.75
50 lbs- dog food (buckeye)..........................14.50
100 lbs- steer feed......................................14.00
50 lbs- black oiled sunflower seed...............17.00
50 lbs- oats..................................................8.50
50 lbs- whole corn........................................4.00

Chris

 

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Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #68 of 118

I pay $4.25 for 40 lbs. That's really gonna start hurting depending on how much you sell your eggs for.

Anyone looking for Rhode Island Red or Barred Rock chicks/hatching eggs the hatching eggs can be shipped but I can't ship the chicks PM me if  interested
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Anyone looking for Rhode Island Red or Barred Rock chicks/hatching eggs the hatching eggs can be shipped but I can't ship the chicks PM me if  interested
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post #69 of 118

OMG!

Look at those prices! $7.50 for a 50lb bag of chicken scratch, $11 for a 50lb back of 21% protein starters. You are talking $5 bucks cheaper than here on everything! Bring those prices my way here in San Diego. OMG!

- Tommy

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Red Junglefowls, Grey Junglefowls, American Onagadori, Champion Class A-B Serama, Pheasants (Red & Yellow Goldens, Pure Silvers, Reeves, Lady Amherst, etc.) and Quails (Mountain, California Valley, Gambel's, etc.)
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post #70 of 118

droolin I wish I had your prices!!! I was stoked today when I got layer and it was $19.25 for 50lbs!

1 Southern Hubby, 1 Awesome Crib Midget 23 Alpacas, 4 Horses & a 17.1hh Mule, 1 Mini Donkey, 6 Great Pyrs, 1 Golden Ret, 1 Bloodhound, 1 Mutt, 7 ND Goats, 2 Egyptian Uromastyx, 1 Buff Orpington, 4 Black Australorps, 4 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 4 Ameraucanas,  6 Brahmas ,  2 Spanish Hens, 24 BBS Orps, 5 Seramas and 1 Polish

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1 Southern Hubby, 1 Awesome Crib Midget 23 Alpacas, 4 Horses & a 17.1hh Mule, 1 Mini Donkey, 6 Great Pyrs, 1 Golden Ret, 1 Bloodhound, 1 Mutt, 7 ND Goats, 2 Egyptian Uromastyx, 1 Buff Orpington, 4 Black Australorps, 4 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 4 Ameraucanas,  6 Brahmas ,  2 Spanish Hens, 24 BBS Orps, 5 Seramas and 1 Polish

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