Finally got my Purina Feed...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Rozzie, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    or rather, I have it on order.

    I never saw such trouble trying to buy something that should be easy to find. [​IMG]

    The shop that is getting it for me initially told me they wouldn't order it. I called, asked if they stocked game bird feed. They said yes, and told me what they carried. I asked if it was medicated or nonmedicated. Blast, it was medicated. "Would your order nonmedicated game bird starter for me?" "No."

    Had never been into this shop, but went in the other day to get something else that I "knew" from a friend they carried. Plus, it's a smaller feed store (edited to clarify-- I typed mill previously. They have mill in there name but no mill on site any longer) and close to me, so I wanted to check them out. This time, when I asked about non-medicated game bird feed the owner told me there WASN'T ANY SUCH THING. Uh, suuuuuuuuuure. After a patient explanation, I left my phone number and had a promise that they'd call back if they could get it.

    10 minutes after I left the store I got called. Sure they can order it. How much do you want? Two bags are ordered. My plan is that every time one bag is nearly gone I'm ordering another. That way I have a bag back in case of a supply problem. [​IMG]

    Of course it turns out that they don't take plastic. How on earth do you do business in 2010 without taking debit cards????? Sigh....
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Gongrats Rozzie! It'll Be Worth The Trouble...

    As Far As No Plastic, I Started Buying It In Bulk From A Local Mill (they Use The Startrena Formula Exactly--- Same Feed But In A Grain Mash Rather Than Crumble). I Must Purchase 1000 + Lbs At A Time--- You Guessed It Cash And Carry [​IMG] Last Weekend I Got 1300 Lbs- Got An Extra 300 For Pascopal [​IMG]
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I buy my purina in 100 pound barrels.
     
  4. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    40 pounds are better for me. I can drag 40 pounds a short way...but couldn't even begin to move 100 pounds. I have a really bad back. I have (seriously) sprained it opening a door once, and lifting a coffee cup another time...
     
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  5. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Quote:I'd have to eat that grain & feed it to the cats & dog & rabbit, too, in order to buy 1000 pounds at a time. [​IMG]
     
  6. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I put about 2 at a time on a 2 wheeler, and roll them right into the feed shed. I bought 400 pounds last time.
     
  7. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Quote:Bet you have a truck to haul them. I can picture me trying to get them in and out of my subcompact car. [​IMG]
     
  8. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    On my feed trips I take the truck. Just a little too much to fit in the old jeep. It runs good though.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I doubt you'll find a small feed mill that takes plastic.....none of them in our area do. You either have an account with them or you pay cash.
     
  10. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    It's a feed store, not a mill. They carry everything from science diet to wild bird feed to cattle food.

    I don't think they actually mill anything themselves anymore.

    I'm used to doing business with feed stores -- even smaller ones -- that take plastic. Did for years before I moved here. Again, these weren't feed mills, but feed stores.
     

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