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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by abhaya, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I just talked to the produce lady at the little grocery store down the road. She is gonna save some of the fruits and vegies to be discarded for my chickens. She said she would rather do that then just toss them. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    Way to go, that way they have fresh produce often.
  3. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    That is my hope.
  4. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2009
    Next time Im at the store Im gonna ask again.
  5. Hottchick

    Hottchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2010
    I wish Wal-Mart would do that! I merchandise magazines and I've been in the back and seen them throw tons of stuff away. They won't give it away though. Just before Thanksgiving they threw away about 50 pansy plants that I would have loved to have.
  6. FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2010
    Great idea!

    My experience that many stores won't allow you to take the produce trimmings due to legal liability issues for the store.

    Way back when when I worked in a produce dept, we had multiple large boxes of trimming created each day. Had a little old farmer guy come by at 10:30 every morning for his "chicken feed". The store stopped the practice due to some health dept regulation.

    I hope anyone who asks is successful!
  7. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    works best with small mom and pop places.

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