Are there any food mills in maine

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dorothy1324, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    if anyone know's where we can buy chicken food in bulk pleas share as we are now paying 14 dollers for 50 lbs and go through about a bag a week and would like to be able to cut down on cost by buying in bulk we do have storage availble to keep it dry and clean.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2008
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Quote:People may be able to help you better if they know what part of the country you are in. At that point they may be able to point you toward a local feed mill.
  3. PAJerry

    PAJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2008
    Waterford, PA
    Do you have access to weeds, grass, excess vegetables? These things are a sure-fire way to cut feed costs and actually make the chickens healthier. I don't know how many chickens you have, but I go through less than 50 lbs. per month with 11. I give them a half bushel of weeds and grass I gather from around the yard and garden every day. They eagerly wait for me by the fence and clean off all the leaves before the next day. They have access to commercial feed at all times, but much prefer the green stuff.
  4. chiknlady

    chiknlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2008
    SE PA
    My chickens free range at will and they are still eating a bunch...Do your birds free range or do you just feed them the weeds...My birds graze over grass, but them and the ducks are whizzing thru food...[​IMG]

    Are there any feed mills near SE PA???
  5. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Without knowing where you are at, I can only suggest trying to find out if you have an Amish-run or locally-run feed mill in your area. You can usually purchase in larger quantities and/or by the ton.
  6. chiknlady

    chiknlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2008
    SE PA
    I know of McGreary's Grains--'cause that's where I got some DE earlier in the year--however they don't have a web site etc so it is hard to tell what they have...and more importantly how much???
  7. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2008
    14 dollars for 50lbs kinda of high i pay 16lbs for 100 at the local feed mill..
  8. Mr_Jeff

    Mr_Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2008
    Durand, MI
    The elevator I go to has the price of grain and feed on a chalkboard. The prices are not static these days. Feed is a commodity like any other. Buy local if you can. Locally grown, that is. You can see about having feed mixed up for you, too.
  9. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    i pay a little less than $14 for 50 pounds at the mill, it went down just a little this time.
  10. scubagirl

    scubagirl Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 29, 2008
    Marysville, WA
    I pay $17 for a 50lb bag at my local co-op

    I go through a bag a week and my birds freerange all day long.

    But I do have 60 of them I am feeding.

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