Feeding chickens well, but economically

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by QuoVadis, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. QuoVadis

    QuoVadis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2013
    Just curious, for those of you who have lots of chickens, how do you save money on feed for your chickens, without sacrificing quality? It's not a huge deal for me, I go through a 40-50 lb bag of food ~ every 2 weeks. But here a bag of decent food (e.g. Nutrena, instead of junk like FF's Sprout) cost about $16-18, which seems kind of high to me. I mean that is almost $10 a week for me, which isn't bad, but I also don't think it's great. It's more than my cats canned food costs per week!
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2014
  2. cockoftherock

    cockoftherock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2014
    I assume ur cat isnt equivalent to lots of chikens as for cost comparison but Im new to this so check out making fodder for chickens. The feed will run ya about 40 $ a ton If you find any cheeper let me know. Were all in this together
  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I feed lots of scraps.

    burnt food, nasty food, old food, wilted food.

    Also, you can get lots of that for free if you ask around.

    Movie theaters will give you stale unseasoned popcorn, breweries will give you their spent grain.

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