Free food for ever for your flock! it works!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by maf2008, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. maf2008

    maf2008 Songster

    Feb 19, 2009
    Lots of free food for the asking! Took my kids to a local farmers market. They grow and harvest their own food.

    I was hoping to get just a few ears of corn... The loading dock area has "dumpsters full!" of fresh picked "broken watermelons, corn that is a little crooked or broken, crushed squash......

    Wow! I talked to the manager directly (after saw the basket of food for my family I was purchasing anyway ...) and the manager says "sure take all you want for your chickens" [​IMG]

    So I loaded the car and walked away with 3 cases of food for the flock. If you have a local market give this a try! [​IMG]
  2. okiron

    okiron Songster

    May 7, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
    Oooo smart idea! Lucky you.
  3. Monk

    Monk Songster

    May 10, 2009
    I might have to do some dumpster diving myself! Great way to supplement the feeding bill.[​IMG]
  4. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Oh I hadn't thought of that! We have gone to the local breweries and collected beer mash to supplement our feed. I will try the farmers markets too!
  5. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Songster

    Wow, great idea! I never thought of that!!
  6. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    One thing that I did last year was "borrow" a couple ears of corn from a farmer's field. lol.

    Well at least it was a long ways away from my house. The chickens loved it!

    We live right across the street from a fresh produce market and the people that work there are so nice. I usually buy a huge head of lettuce or cabbage for the chooks for about a buck!

    Good Luck!

  7. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    wish i had a farmers market around here

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