Feed Prices... compare

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by smokeykk, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering what your prices for feed are.... don't know what my local feed shop runs but the local petco has Brown's Layer Booster Daily Diet Chicken feed with 16% protein for $9.99 for a 20 lb bag. I think this is ridiculous since i have heard people get this price on a 50lb bag. But the thing is.... I don't even know if our feed store carries chicken feed, My grandmother used to go there for rabbit bedding when she had rabbits..... I am just very confused, since if we end up spending more than we make on eggs... I'm afraid Dad'll say NO MORE CHICKENS THEY WASTE MY MONEY! This petco also has chick starter for $5.99 for a 7lb bag. I don't know if this is high, but since the other is i would guess this one would be.... and the grit is $2.99 for 16 oz. I don't know very much about chickens yet... we don't have any yet..so..... I just want to know how much this stuff would cost (if this is a through the roof high price [​IMG] ) and how often it needs to be refilled with say 10 chickens? but then again.... I didn't do my chicken math so... maybe that would be..... technically..... 0 for the first 6-7 months... since they don't lay eggs.... and then maybe a rooster.. but that doesn't count for the 10 so still 10 and then maybe 2 banties which would also be 11 and then maybe some more chicks later... so still 11... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    I get a 50 lb bag for 10.75 at agway
     
  3. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    13.99 for 40lb @ Runnings (used to be same price for 50 lb bag).
     
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Just call your feed stores and ask for their prices.

    The "farm and home" stores are always marked up. Example: I could get a 10lb of rabbit pellets at C&C Farm and Home Supply for $7.49 OR I can go to MFA feed mill and get a 50lb bag of rabbit pellets for $8.99 hmmm

    Both our Scratch and layer crumbles are under $10 a 50lb bag. Medicated Chick starter was $11.99 a 50lb bag and the flock raiser was $9.49 a 50lb bag.
     
  5. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok now i just have one more question to add... I heard that you only use scratch in the winter because it raises their body temp....?
     
  6. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i pay 17 or 18 dollars for 50# of 20% layer crumbles and i go through about 2 bags a month and also feed scratch that i get for 11 dollars for 50# once summer hits i will hopefully cut down on feed because i will have grass and stuff from the garden to feed them. i also get oyster shells in a 50# bag for i think 6 dollars. i have 10 large breed girls [​IMG] if i were you i would call around and check feed prices
     
  7. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pay 13.95 for a 50 pound bag of layer pellets or crumbles. The grower is 15.85 for 50 pounds.
     
  8. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am paying about $10 for a 50# bag of egg layer pellets and the same for scratch. My chickens get to run the yard all day when I am home and that is everyday but Sat or if it really cold out. Right now I have 6 hens and a Roo that go through about 50# in three weeks or so scratch is more like every 2 to 2 1/2 months. they get some each morning to get them moving out of the pen/coop.
     
  9. Heckel's Hens

    Heckel's Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in SE Virginia:

    12.99 for layer pellets (50#)
    14.39 for baby chick feed (50#)
    19.99 for BOSS (40#)

    I don't know if that is good or bad, but we pay it. [​IMG] I also give my chickens daily kitchen scraps and yard clippings, pulled weeds, etc.
     
  10. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In alabama feed stores
    $9.75 for 50# of 16% layer pellets
    $10.50 for 50# of 22% layer pellets
    $9.25 for chick starter 50#
    $8.00 for 3 way scratch 50#
    $8.00 for corn 50#
    Check out your local feed mills and
    feed stores they usually have the freshest
    feed and at a better price.
     

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