almost free food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Wile E., Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Wile E.

    Wile E. Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a couple 50 lb sacks of millet, a couple market saffower seed, and a couple marked sunflower chips.

    I could buy all of it for about 10 bucks, I think at least 300 lbs.

    This is in the bird food section of a local store. I didn't have room in the car, but tommorow I will bring my pickup in.

    I think the millet is coming home with me for sure, but I don't know about the safflower seed or the sunflower chips. I can'r really go wrong at the price, but what are sunflower chips, and is safflower ok for chicken?
     
  2. redandalusian

    redandalusian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    safflower is good for chickens but i dont now what sunflower chips are but they are probabally ok if there sold for bird food. so i would take it all with that deal
     
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Sunflower chips are just pieces & probably broken pieces of shelled sunflower seed. Your birds would love them, but they won't stay as fresh as whole seeds.
     
  4. RedheadErin

    RedheadErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great deal! Where did you get it?
     
  5. Wile E.

    Wile E. Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, so it was just a misunderstanding and poorly marked merchandise. I thought they had the stuff on clearance. Turns out the prices I saw were per pound. I suppose if a little old lady wanted to buy a small amount of custom birdseed they would open the bags.

    So the sunflower chips were 1.99 per pound, or $100 per bag. I don't know why anyone would pay that, they had bags of sunflowers 40 lbs for $22. The millet would have been $29.50 per bag.

    I can by layer crumbles cheaper, so I passed.
     

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