Bagging bulk feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ranch, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Ranch

    Ranch New Egg

    Nov 6, 2011
    Hello. This is my first post. I am new to chicken farming. My grandfather spent his whole life farming chickens, and I remember he set us up with a coop when I was a kid. I wish he was still around.

    I own 7 acres of nice land in an area near a very large city (15 minutes drive to city center). Very few people own this much land, it's mostly unheard of. For years I've raised cows just to keep the grass down.

    My son and I want to start raising chickens, and the idea is that we might be able to get others in the suburban community involved. I have plenty of barn space. My idea is to purchase feed in 1000 lb sacks and re-bag it into smaller sacks, and sell that. I have identified a very good vendor of bulk chicken feed.

    Can anyone suggest a good piece of equipment that I can use, which funnels feed into 25 lb or 50 lb bags, and stitches them up?

    Thanks for any advice!
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    Welcome to BYC!

    Here are some ideas at youtube.....

  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    There are Federal and State labeling requirements for most seeds/feeds that you may need to check into before getting a lot of equipment
  4. Ranch

    Ranch New Egg

    Nov 6, 2011
    Quote:Hi. Thanks for the suggestion. My day job is the packaged food business for humans, and I know all about strict labeling rules. Perhaps that is why I am confident that I can work my way through those hoops for animal feed. I have not researched animal feed labeling but I can imagine it's not as bad as human food inspection and labeling. Is it? In any case, we want to be small time. Thanks again for taking the time to correspond with me here.

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