Duck/Geese food went up $7 a bag!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TennesseeTruly, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    We buy our feed once a month at a feed store a little ways from us. Went today to get our monthly chicken/duck/goose/guinea feeds.

    I almost died when my feed bill had gone up about 30% in one month!

    Our duck and goose food went up $7 a 50 lb a bag!! In one month! I was absolutely furious! A dollar or two, okay? But $7?

    I think its absolutely ridiculous that I can order Purina Duck Grower or Breeder from NY at $16 a bag but then I have to pay $25 each bag for shipping. But I can't get the Purina down here in TN. I can only get the Mazuri which as of today is $34 a bag. Last month it was $27.

    My husband's going up to NY in March. He's taking the truck up and is going to stop in Long Island where we can buy the Purina for $16 a bag. I told him to fill the truck to the rooftop. We'll put it in the deep freezer.

  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Now you have me scared. I need to buy more feed. I have to get some generic game bird feed. Nobody around here even has duck food [​IMG]
  3. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Wow thats feed is about $11 for a 50 pound bag...
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I am paying $16. There is another store that is charging $25 for the same thing.
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:Can you get the Purina Flockraiser? That's what I use for our ducks. It's 18 a 50 pound bag.
  6. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I buy my bird food from Del's Feed & Farm Supply. It's called All Purpose Poultry, only about $9 for a 50lb bag.

    I switched to APP because it has higher protien than Layer Crumble/Pellet & my birds are cooped together.
  7. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Songster

    Feb 8, 2009
    Northern, Illinois
    Wow that is a lot!! I was surprised when I grabbed the wrong duck feed over the summer, and paid $12 rather than $10. I have 6 ducks, and I was buying 50 lb. bags every 2 weeks up until a few months ago when I discovered they can eat dried corn as well. So now I buy just $11 back of layer feed, and $7 bag of dried whole corn for the whole month.
  8. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    do you have a tsc. i have several a can go to here in mid tenn.
  9. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    I pay $7 for a 50 lb bag of chick starter and i think whole corn is the same price. Thank god I dont live where yall do, since i buy about four bags twice a month.
  10. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

    Oct 22, 2009
    Put pressure on your feed stores, everybody...I did here and got them to at least meet the last price I paid on my horse feed. (Of course my husband didn't because he won't kick up a fuss and bargain...[​IMG]) I told them it was simply ridiculous at the time because the price of soybeans was down...soybean oil at Sam's club had dropped like $12.00 a container from what it was and of course diesel had dropped...and yet they were charging $16 a bag for horse feed. I got them to do $13.95, which isn't great but it helps.

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