Bulk Chicken (and pig if possible) feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by suedagardener, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. suedagardener

    suedagardener Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all
    I have been looking for a company that sells bulk chicken food, 250lbs. Does anyone know of any? Also the same for pig food. (they are worse, they eat 3X what a chicken does). Please either reply or send me an email at [email protected]

    Thanks
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Where are you located?
     
  3. suedagardener

    suedagardener Out Of The Brooder

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    North East CA
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    So that you know, 250 lbs isn't "bulk". Bulk is a ton (2,000 lbs) or better.

    Any feed mill will have what you need. You can look in the yellow pages, check with local farmers or you can check with you local Ag. Agency.


    Chris
     
  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Some places you can buy "bulk" at the 1000 lb and even they 500 lb level.
     
  6. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Chris. Bulk is large quantities. While 250 lbs may seem like bulk to you,it isn't for for mills. The mill I buy at sells bulk (delivered by bulk trailers and truck) and large quantity discounts for 1000lbs or more which you can pick up or have delivered for a fee.There goes the savings. They will let you mix and match that amount with different feed as long as it is 1000lbs. Find a mill and ask. Also if you can handle 100lb bags buy them as it is cheaper as well
     
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  7. suedagardener

    suedagardener Out Of The Brooder

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    we have very few mills in this area. Yes, I'm outside the central valley where much is grown...but very few. Not exactly easy. And this is a State that could succeed from the union if needed and still have all the food it would ever need!!! If you have ever looked for bulk feeds, much is made overseas. Its depressing. I understand bulk is 2K lbs, I understand that, but I'm looking for a large manageable level.
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    How many chickens are you feeding? Feed that is made at elevators and packed in regular feed sacks does not have the same shelf life as manufactured feed. It should be used within 6-8 weeks of milling, where manufactured feed (because of the process used) has more like a 3-month shelf life before the nutrients, in particular the water-soluble vitamins, start deteriorating. Unless you are feeding a lot of chickens it may not be worth getting bulk feed.
     
  9. suedagardener

    suedagardener Out Of The Brooder

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    I feed 22 chickens and 5 ducks..trust me a 50lb bag doesn't last long!!!
     
  10. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know where you buy it but ask them if they will give you a deal on 250/500/1000 lbs. Can't hurt to ask. What is the difference between 5 or 10 bags.

    Also, maybe team up with others to form a buying co-op.
     
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