100 lbs of layer feed for $13.00

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bantymama, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Bantymama

    Bantymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know why i didn't think to check with the feed mill sooner. I was paying $12.00 for 50 lbs of feed at the feed store. Today i went to the mill and paid $13.00 for 100 lbs. After i left i thought to my self duuuh. My son is working at the elevator and is going to bring home a few hundred pounds of screenings ( corn that is not whole) for my ducks they only like to eat corn so it should work good for them.
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Thats awesome! Wish I had a feed mill down here!
     
  3. karl lutz

    karl lutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    callin the local mill right now!
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Is it mash or crumbles? I used to get all my feed at our local feedmill, but all they make is a mash and even tho it was cheaper the chickens didn't like it very well and wasted a lot of it.
     
  5. Bantymama

    Bantymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked the bag it is crumbles.
     
  6. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    they will love the screenings, my son cleaned out the grain dryer last year and my chickens loved the cracked corn. So did a couple of BYC'ers chickens and animals [​IMG] Come to think of it, I have to get him back in there before harvest time to clean out again.
     
  7. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    A living body is not meant to survive on one food ingredient alone, health issues arise, health declines (corn). Everything in moderation and a well balanced diet is the way to go and believe me, if a living being gets hungry or is lacking a well balanced diet, such as ducks on corn alone, they WILL eat a well balanced diet once you offer it to them and don't fill them up on the corn first. Not trying to sound mean here, but none of us can survive, nor be healthy for very long by eating just one food item.

    I'd love to live near your feed prices, one bag is +$30 landed via airplane where I live!
     
  8. karl lutz

    karl lutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree I( bought 2 tons of corn gluten or "wet mill from the local corn plant the chickens cows and horses loved it but the chickens weren't growing right so i bought crumles and mixed it. Now I feed them scratch grains and they dont eat as much but seem healthy.
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Good point on bal. feed, have so many people tell me their hens stop laying ,or not much. check with them find out they are feeding all corn, or scratch feed, why cause its cheaper.

    Cheap feed is not alway better, if that was the case all laying houses would only feed corn.
     
  10. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I go to Hillandale here in Florida. It's about $13-15 per 100lbs of layer, about the same for sweet feed too, depending how much you buy..
     
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