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I'm picking up twenty 50lb bags of Agrimaster Layer Poultry Feed for $6 ea. tomorrow. They are on sale at our local F & F store. I'm actually considering 40 bags instead of 20. My only concern is how well it will keep. Do you think layer feed will spoil in 5 months when stored outside during a midwest winter?

kev & Jena

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Great deal if the feed is good quality and you can keep it DRY.

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Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

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post #3 of 7

Yeah let's hope it is still good. Last time we thought we got an amazing deal on a 50 lb bag of feed, . . . . It was moldy.

Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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post #4 of 7

That is a real deal. What is the protien level? You should have no problem like the others said if you keep it dry and of course keep any mice or other hungry critters out of it which may be better said than done if it is going to be in a garage or someplace they would be able to squeeze into

I would think the only problem you would have is if you have any left in the spring and if the feed became moist then moldy with the warm weather.

I would stock up as well.

Is that a Fleet Farm or Farm & Fleet???  I just paid $8.00 for 50lb bag and thought that was a deal, actually best I can do up here in NE Wisconsin.

Is this a crumble or a grain mix? Just curious.

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The feed is 16% protein crumbles. The sale is for the grand re-opening of a Farm & Fleet in Urbana IL. They have some incredible deals. Today is the last day of the sale. Check out the sale flyer. http://www.farmandfleet.com/promotions/flyer_detail.aspx?fid=531&p=5

post #6 of 7

That's a good price! I'd be buying every bag I could afford lol...50 pounds of layer feed here ranges from $12 (on sale) to $20!

Currently chicken-less, hoping to get a fresh start soon.
My wish-list: Old English Game Bantams, American Game, D'uccles, Japanese Bantams, Bantam Cornish, Large Fowl Cornish, Lakenvelders, Welsummers, Kraienkoppen, Andalusians, Speckled Sussex, Cubalaya, Sumatra, Easter Egger (large and bantam), Orpingtons, Iowa Blue, Marans...I think I'm going to need a lot of pens!
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Currently chicken-less, hoping to get a fresh start soon.
My wish-list: Old English Game Bantams, American Game, D'uccles, Japanese Bantams, Bantam Cornish, Large Fowl Cornish, Lakenvelders, Welsummers, Kraienkoppen, Andalusians, Speckled Sussex, Cubalaya, Sumatra, Easter Egger (large and bantam), Orpingtons, Iowa Blue, Marans...I think I'm going to need a lot of pens!
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Well, we bought 24 bags of layer feed and 10 bags of cracked corn. That's enough to feed our chickens for 5 1/2 months. With the feed we already had on hand, that will take us into May if we can keep it from spoiling.

We were paying $8/40 lbs. so we just cut our feed cost in half!

We feed 10/lbs. per day. Feed cost went from $2/day down to $0.90/day.

Kev n Jena

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