Feed prices in West Central Fl

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pascopol, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Hey Florida chicken and other flock keepers

    What are you paying for:

    50 lb of Chicken crumble ?

    50 lb of cracked corn ?

    50 lb of high protein feed 26-30% like game bird type feed?

    Please post locations and prices in Tampa Bay area.

  2. jfoley

    jfoley In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2011
    I am paying $15.00 to 16.00 4 purina here in hudson fl. w/ coupon i get $3.00 off 4 2 bags. subburen feed is on st.rd. 52 in hudson fl.
    should be about same in tampa. big feed store at hwy 41 & berris ave. in tampa fl.
  3. Waltzing Matilda

    Waltzing Matilda In the Brooder

    May 3, 2011
    Mid Atlantic
    Purina and all feed has gone up another dollar in the last 10 days. Purina Layena Crumbles are 15.99/50 lb in VA--Dumor 14.99
  4. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Quote:If I had to pay around $15.00 for 50 lb either Purina or Dumor I'd get rid of my birds and get into another hobby.

    In my previous experience Dumor (Tractor Supply) was old and stale most of the time, Purina has been always overpriced and overrated, it caused Vitamin 12 complex deficiency in my gamebirds. After diagnosis I switched to Manna pro and my birds did recover.

    Purina is "proud" of not using any animal fat or products in their feeds, so if you feed Purina exclusively you are forcing your birds to become VEGANS. Their "nutrition" is made of mostly soy beans which are now being proven not very good to you or your birds.

    I buy my feed at local feed mill, it is freshly custom milled, I pay $11.00 for 50 lb of 30% protein gamebird, $8.00 for 50lb of "all animal feed" which is 14% protein mix made up from grain, and other fresh milled fresh stuff.

    Then for my chicks I mix it with 30% gamebird. Result : better nutrition, at much lower price do your own math.

    If I mix it 50 / 50 I get 22% feed for my chicks, for $9.50 instead of overpriced, overrated, stale and old 15 or 16 % garbage at $15.00 or $16.00 a bag.

    Any way my birds love it and they are thriving. And I am not being forced into a poor house so far.
  5. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Songster

    Mar 18, 2010
    South Carolina
    flock raiser in s.c. to $ 19.00 for 50 lb bag. I have looked at other feeds they all look like powder to me.[​IMG]
    I have got some feed from fla. milling when I go to fla. I can't go every other week. to get it.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2011
  6. eggscetera

    eggscetera In the Brooder

    Nov 12, 2011
    Palmer, Alaska
    We're paying $20 for a 40# bag of 20% pellets. Chicken feed has gotten way more expensive lately.

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