Feed prices went up again

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Acre of Blessings, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
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    Just since last week the feed here has went up $0.50. When I bought my first bag of feed for my chicks when I got them back in April it was $10.50. Now, today I went to get another bag and it was $13.00 for 50#. [​IMG]

    I tell ya, I am beginning to wonder if the fresh eggs are worth it. Goat feed 3 weeks ago was $8.00 now it is $11.50 for 50#. Another [​IMG]

    Scratch Grain went from $9.00 to $11.50 for 50# yet another [​IMG]

    So what is one to do? Sell out or find other ways to fill up the chickens.

    I am wanting to do meat birds in the Spring but if the prices of feed keep going up I won't be able to. [​IMG]
     
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  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    You can supplement your leftovers as feed. It really helps. Just keep them away from chicken, of course, onions & garlic, potato & tomato leaves, and rhubarb. Mine eat just about everything I eat.

    I don't recommend that for meat birds, though. BUT meat birds are never cheap to do. They are just healthier meat.
     
  3. bluedog

    bluedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm thats odd. i went to the feed store over the week end and thay told me that the price of feed had went down i was paying 18.90 for a 100# now it is 17.50 for a 100# that price is what i pay for my chicken and hog feed that is at the mill where thay make it.
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I sure wish I could find a local manufacturer that I could buy it from for that price. Hopefully here it will go back down but I see no end in sight yet.
     
  5. averytds

    averytds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    KS
    Don't know if this will help, but I get my feed from a farming supply chain store. They have one of those rewards cards you sign up for. Not a credit card, but one of those store cards. I don't buy much from there other than feed and only about 1 bag per month at that. I often get 10-15% off purchase coupons from them and last week I got my 1st quarterly rewards check for $7 something.
     
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    My Layena and Start & Grow went up $1 a bag each...now for a bag of each it is a little over $29 with tax. [​IMG]
     
  7. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    I hear ya. When I first got Rhett, 3.5 years ago, his feed was $8 per #50. Now it is $10. And the "jump" in price has been over the last year.
    I dont even want to think about hay and shavings and how much that is costing now. Heck I remember when BS sweet feed was $5 for 50#, hay was $4 a bale(decent sized bales too!) and shavings were $2 for a BIG paper wrapped bag.

    I was going to get a second horse this fall. But even with me going back to work more hours per week.. there is just no way I can justify that now.
     

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