Attn: SAN DIEGO owners! Interested in ordering SOY-FREE feed with me?

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  1. RMDelete

    RMDelete Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! I am sorry I had no idea where to post this since it really isn't a for sale or wanted ad or whatnot... I recently lost my battle to keep my little girls at my Sister's home as our mean neighbor turned us in, but I found my girls a nearby local home with a huge flock who readily accepted my girls and I decided I would help out as much as I could by maybe providing them food when need be. They are doing very well and likely don't need this food but I like having SOY-FREE food as an option always [​IMG] and it's sooo hard to come by.

    So this brings me HERE, I live in San Diego, CA and I have been ordering organic cocofeed which contains no soy at all from Tropical Traditions for my last few orders... I am hoping there are other local San Diegans out there who want SOY-FREE chicken food (since soy is evil :p ) and if there are any interested parties please read on!


    here are nutritional data specs for the feeds:


    15.8% Organic Layer ration

    Crude Protein 15.8% %
    Crude Fat 4.5% %
    Crude Fiber 4.7% %
    Calcium 3.55% %
    Phosphorus 0.78% %
    Salt added 0.35% %
    Sodium 0.18% %
    Energy 1,205 Kcal/LB
    Vitamin A 4786 IU/LB
    Vitamin D 1608 IU/LB
    Vitamin E 50 IU/LB
    Choline 1473 IU/LB
    Biotin 47.7 MCG/LB
    Mangenese 158.3 IU/LB
    Zinc 102.2 IU/LB
    Copper 14.24 IU/LB
    Selenium (added) 0.30 IU/LB
    Lysine 0.72% %
    Methionine 0.34% %
    Methionine/Cystine 0.47% %
    Arginine 1.04% %


    19% Organic Broiler Starter

    Crude Protein, minimum 19.00%
    Lysine, minimum 1.00%
    Methionine, minimum .38%
    Crude Fat, minimum 3.50%
    Crude Fiber, maximum 3.50%
    Calcium (Ca), minimum .50%
    Calcium (Ca), maximum 1.00%
    Phosphorus (P), minimum .50%
    Salt (NaCl), minimum .20%
    Salt (NaCl), maximum .40%
    Vitamin A, minimum Int Units/Lb 3500
    Vitamin D3, minimum Int Units/Lb 1500
    Vitamin E, minimum Int Units/Lb 20.0

    The ingredients for both feeds are as follows: Shell corn, peas, wheat, calcium carbonate, coconut meal, buckwheat, fish meal, crab meal, grit, monocalcium and dicalcium, phosphate, sea kelp, iodized salt, bacillus coagulans, bacillus lichenitomine, bacillus subtillis, di-methlonine, choline chloride, manganous oxide, zinc oxide, sodium selenite, ferrous sulfate, calcium panthothenale, niacin supplement, vitamin E supplement, copper oxide, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, riboflavin supplement, biotin, acid, menadione dimethylpyrimidinal bisulfite (source of vitamin K), thlamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium iodate, vitamin B12 supplement.


    I LOVE this feed it makes the egg super rich and I am sure if much healthier than those eggs raised with soy-feed. The problem is that the Shipping is suuuper steep for just 1 bag. I have emailed my customer service rep for the cocofeed and asked him what a pallet (containing 40 x 50# bags) would cost shipped to San Diego, CA (in various zipcodes to get an average) they haven't responded yet but I am sure the shipping would be much more reasonable than the original $43 for 1 bag or $67 for 2

    the cost for 1 bag of Cocofeed (a 50 lb bag) is $25 + Shipping

    I am hopping to get a community order together and maybe if one of us has more chickens than the others and orders more bags for themselves they wouldn't mind me drop shipping it to their address and all the rest of us will travel to their location to pick up our orders (to lighten the load for them) all the interested groups would split the shipping charges (we would split the charges x bag so SHIPPING COST / 40 = X and each bag would be X + $25 ) and hopefully we would save $$ and be able to enjoy this great soy-free chicken feed!

    Anyway I understand I will likely have to keep looking for interested parties but if you ARE at all interested please let me know and I will be in contact with you when I get more details [​IMG] worth a shot!

    -Laura
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I know you said you really like that feed already, but if you are looking to get something without having to pay shipping, check out Modesto Milling and see if they have a retailer near you (I know there is at least one listed in San Diego). We buy all our feed from them and have been very happy with it. They are all organic and do offer soy-free layer pellets.
     
  3. RMDelete

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    really? I had no idea that there was a soy-free feedstore here in San Diego, I will give them a shot! I do like the coco-feed but as I said, it's hella pricey when considering the shipping. I have to see if I can find these people you just told me about [​IMG] thanks but eitherway if ppl are interested I can still help put things together.
     

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