BOSS Prices! Holy Toledo!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gltrap54, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. gltrap54

    gltrap54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just went to my farm supply for another 50# of BOSS. Talk about sticker shock! The last bag I purchased a few months ago was $16.95, today I paid $31.95. I feed it sparingly to my hens, and wild birds, but the flea bitten squirrels really consume the lion's share.
     
  2. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and forget about mealworms! they are off the chart!
     
  3. eds500

    eds500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm switching from growing mammoth sunflowers to growing black oil next year. I haven't given them BOSS yet but I will if I can grow them. Granted they will eat the mammoth seeds but I'd rather harvest and roast the mammoth for me and the BOSS is better for them.
     
  4. LostGosling

    LostGosling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard of Boss before, but cracked corn has sky rocketed in the last year! I keep a book on all my chicken breeding related purchases, and last summer I paid $8.01 for a 50 lb sack. The last time I bought it, It was $11.31!!! [​IMG] Thats a $3.00 jump in a year! What, may I ask, do the feed companies think where going to do? This time I just went ahead and payed $2 more dollars for the good stuff, because my girls where trying to eat they're own eggs on just the cracked corn!
     
  5. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Increase in cost is directly related to teh higher fuel prices....just like tax increases, they pass them on:/
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Or could it be do to poor harvest the last few years.

    Chris
     
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    The dust bowl heat wave has driven prices up. Caused ranches to sell off all the stock, it's very sad.
     
  8. Squirrelgirl88

    Squirrelgirl88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:BOSS - Black Oil Sunflower Seeds. They are smaller than the "striped" seeds.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

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