Cost of chicken Feed going up

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by UNCLEG, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. UNCLEG

    UNCLEG Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey anyone notice cost of feed going up, normally a 50 ound bag of layer crumbles has cost me $9.95 today I just paid $11.95 for the same bag.

    UNCLEG
     
  2. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Oh yes, I've been paying 9.60 a 50lb bag. Thank goodness all my chickens free range,helps alot.
    When I got my chics three years ago feed was about 6.50 a bag. I guess since they mix a little corn in the feed is yet another reason why it's going up. :mad:
    Miriam
     
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    before winter i was paying $6.69 a 50lb sack.so in winter i switched to corn at $5/50lb sack.an now my lay pellets are costing me $7.50/50lb.its the cheapest feed i have to buy lolol.
     
  4. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

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    The price of corn is rising since it is the main ingredient in ethanol, the primary alterative fuel being used for pollution control. Prices are high now, but the good news is that it's expected to level off and decrease again as farmers plant more corn to meet demands.
     
  5. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, yes, once upon a time (about two or three years ago) it was £5.85/20kg. Now it's £6.20/20kg. Good job I don't have that many hens.
     
  6. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Same here. It has gone up around $3/50 lbs over the past year. Don't remind me, I'm buying a bag today.
     
  7. Blake

    Blake Out Of The Brooder

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    same here on the pricing but remember corn is not the greatest thing in the world for feed.im a big fan of wheat.its 5 bucks per 50lb bag.it wont sour like corn will and im sure the usefull nutrition is better than corn as most other grains are.
     
  8. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

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    TSC raised the price her months ago and has had to put it on sale since Agway didn't raise --- I am still paying 24 cents a lb or 9.53/50lbs for 22% at Agway
     
  9. pegbo

    pegbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm paying the 11.85 rate here in NY. I've got to buy more tomorrow! Thank God my are finally free ranging alittle, that should help alot.[​IMG]
     
  10. RoboDuck

    RoboDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

    And 7 years later..... How are those prices now?
     

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