Does anyone else hate 50 pound bags of feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AllenK RGV, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. AllenK RGV

    AllenK RGV Chicken Addict

    Even in winter a 50 pound bag of feed lasts me 4 months, but I give it all to my neighbors after 30 days for their pig. Now that spring is here/summer for you yankees they aren't even touching their feed. I don't know why I even bother buying feed.
  2. How many chickens do you have? A 50 pound bag of feed barely lasts me 5 days lol!
  3. AllenK RGV

    AllenK RGV Chicken Addict

    I have 4 total on 1 acre.
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  4. Timothy Menezes

    Timothy Menezes Songster

    Nov 27, 2017
    Monterey, California
    Why bother with 50 pound bags if you have so few chickens? Go for a smaller bag in the 20 to 25 pound range.
  5. Ahh that would make sense, I've got 50 birds split in three different coops. JUST as I began free ranging again, it snowed a foot :he back to the feed bags for me! Lol
  6. Rachel Taylor

    Rachel Taylor Crowing

    Aug 17, 2017
    Wish they came in bigger bags. Mine go through theirs in probably 2 weeks which works but 11 more are coming and where I live is like at least 30 minutes from anything
  7. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

    Jul 3, 2016
    Pac NW
    My Coop
    I only dislike big bags of feed because I struggle to lift them. I make the young, fit feed store employees do it instead!
  8. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

    Jun 23, 2013
    The Big Island/Hawaii
    Feed store here sell ONLY 50# bags. I got 4BO, ferment their crumbles and they stay confined in their enclosure. Bag last me 2months, I now store in the chest freezer. Wish I could get a smaller bag.
  9. AllenK RGV

    AllenK RGV Chicken Addict

    Same here I live nowhere near anything it is 15-20 minutes to the closest reasonably priced feed store. There is a cash only one 10 minutes away but I don't like them. The one I use only has 50 pounders.
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  10. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Songster

    Oct 10, 2014
    Northwest Ohio
    I love buying in bulk (savings!) But hate lifting them. It can be quite a struggle to lift something that weighs half as much as you do, but I manage ok. I don't like asking for help at the feed stores. I may be small but it's good exercise :D

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