Azure Standard, Eastern Market Drop- anyone use them?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by redfordchick, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. redfordchick

    redfordchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to buy Organic Chick feed, but they don't let you see the contact info of the drop coordinator until you check out your order and pay for it. I am not about to input my card number just to find out I can't get there when the drop is. I may not be available to pick it up... But I can't find organic starter feed anywhere else (except the tiny expensive bags) and AS only does one drop a month. I really really hope someone from MI might be able to help!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If you can order $550 worth (I think that is how much it was) they will make you a drop spot all on your own, and you don't have to agree to be responsible for other people's food drops if they decide to order it for when yours is delivered.

    You would thus be your own coordinator. I did that and it works well. I probably only order anything once a year anymore. But I have been pleased with their quality!

    It of course depends on your location, if you are near their drop route or a major freeway, I think.
     
  3. redfordchick

    redfordchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could order that much, but couldn't do that for awhile. Chicks are coming next week :-(
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    You could advertise for chicken owners near you who would be interested in splitting an order with you. I have done that for horse feed and cut feed costs by nearly 40%.
     
  5. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just call azure directly. They can tell you where and when the drop(s) near you are. Then you can decide if it is worth it to you. Sometimes the drop locations are very public locations, like a parking lot. Other drop locations are more private, such as someone's driveway. Depending on the drop location, the driver may be willing to leave your items unattended, if you can't be there at the time of the drop. Also, in our case, we pay a small delivery fee directly to the driver, usually $7-$11.

    It's less convenient than simply going to a store, but azure's selection and prices are excellent.
     
  6. redfordchick

    redfordchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know quite a bit about them. I almost set up a drop here, but thankfully realized that was too much work. I have emailed them asking for the coordinators info. The drop is in Detroit, literally, and would not be ok to leave stuff unattended. I don't have the ability to just hop in the car and go as I baby sit. They told me previously they don't know exact days and times until a day or two before the drop. Was just trying to hook up with someone local to get started.
     
  7. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. redfordchick

    redfordchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. redfordchick

    redfordchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info!
     

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