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Feed my flock for less???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by luvmydux, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. luvmydux

    luvmydux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any suggestions? I have chickens and ducks (Probably close to 100 birds) and am buying feed at Tractor Supply. There are all different ages so I have been going back and forth between starter/grower, grower finisher and layer. It is costing me way too much to feed them. Need some ideas on how to enjoy my flock without breaking the bank.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Quote:I would try to find a feed store that you could possibly get the feed prices cheaper!! You can also let them free range and that might cut down the cost too. I know alot of people are cutting down their flocks for this same reason!! Good Luck!!
     
  3. luvmydux

    luvmydux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of my birds free range but they just hover around the house....waiting. Everybody gets fed at night to get them to bed easily. I am looking at other posts and it seems to just be due to the number of birds I have. But I do need to find somewhere I can get it cheaper! Thanks!
     
  4. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in my barnyard....ohio
    i go to the bread store & ask for "chicken bread" .. it is bread that either expires that day or like the last batch i got 3-4 days later... the lady just tears a hole in the bag so people wont eat it but i got a small shopping cart full of hamburger buns ( not expired or molded ) for $2.00!!!! i split that with a friend seeing how i only have 9 chickens total .. seramas & bantam cochins . so i could never use all of it .. ok i could but not wise for them maybe . hope this helps you
     
  5. luvmydux

    luvmydux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I have a place I can do that, just didn't think it would be that good for them. My boss is dying for some seramas......Know of any needing homes?
     
  6. njduck

    njduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you sell poultry or poultry products for a certain amount of income. You can claim it on your taxes as farming. thus gives you a write off, plus you can get tax exempt for feed. a simple form to fill out at tractor supply. Also if you are buying enough feed talk to the manager, they can give discounts.

    Also another thing about TSC - they give discounts to kids in 4-H

    I buy my feed at TSC - the cut the local feed store by 30%. He wasn't willing to deal so he lost my business. I tried to stay with the local guy, but when your feeding over a hundred animals and trying to make money. every penny counts. Mine also get bread, when ever I can get it
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011
  7. dcs02d

    dcs02d Out Of The Brooder

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    Free range? I let mine out all day and they pretty much feed themselves.
     

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