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post #1 of 9
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I'm tired of buying 50lb bags of food at the local hobby farm shop.  I want to buy a large quantity at once and be done with it.  Any good places out there online that deliver?

post #2 of 9

The shipping would be outrageous for a bulk load online.
If I was you I would find a Feed Mill near you. ( When I say Feed Mill I don't mean a Feed Store like TSC ).

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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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post #3 of 9

Chris09 is right, look for a local feed mill.  I would only buy feed from a box store like TSC as a last resort.  In Oklahoma where I live feed is considerably less at mill compared to TSC or Orschelns.

post #4 of 9

We have to go to TSC between tomorrow and Saturday to get a hanging water and hanging feeder for their new coop, so we will get it then.

post #5 of 9

Hi Nestled Chickens - where in the Pacific Northwest are you located?  I'm in Olympia and we have a couple feed mills here AND there are some people who deliver chicken feed up and down I-5.  I haven't used the feed they're selling though.  There are a couple of Feed Mills in this area where you can get lots of supplies and feed for your Ladies...PM me if you need more specific information.

post #6 of 9

I know a couple of the stores up in WA cater to high end chicken owners and charge an outrageous amount for a 50lb sac of feed. Perhaps you live near one of the chains like Del's or one of the cenex/co-op's?

Online would be super expensive, a feed mill like everyone else is mentioning would be ideal.

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2011 Coop build! Click Here!

 

I'm no expert, there is always something to learn, and my birds are livestock, so... yes, I may be quite blunt. wink.png

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post #7 of 9

Buy local. Pick it up to save on delivery/shipping costs if you can/have the ability to do so. You labor is cheaper than the vendor you purchase from.

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post #8 of 9
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I'm on the Key Peninsula and yes, the closest feed store is Cenex.  Islandlife-where do you recommend?  Olympia is not too far from us.

post #9 of 9

Maybe try and ask at the cenex if you can get a bulk discount, depending on how many bags you are buying. Last I got feed, I think it was 14 for a 50lb bag of standard layer.

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