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has anyone ever heard....of buying barrels of chick starter?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by thepetpaw, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. thepetpaw

    thepetpaw Songster

    Jul 27, 2008
    Wow I just got a really good deal. I went to a broiler house and they just started doing their thing with the chickens....they get day olds and raise them and once they get so old - it is off to the market they go. Well in between the older chickens saying oodbye and the new chicks arriving - they have to get rid of everything and sanatize the place. they have huge barrels of chick starter and I bought 4 barrels for 20 bucks each - it probably holds about 300 pounds of chick starter....and I also got a few other goodies they didnt feel like cleaning...yeah for me!
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Wow, what a deal!! [​IMG]
  3. Steve1960

    Steve1960 In the Brooder

    Aug 5, 2008
    Lawrence, KS
    I've read and been told by organic feed farmers that grains, once cracked, lose their nutritional value pretty quickly, especially in hot weather. I started using fresh organic feed three weeks ago and now my chickens avoid the proccessed stuff like poison.

    Just a thought.
  4. carress

    carress Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    Orange county NY
    How did you find a broiler house? Is it known by any other name?

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