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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

    Wow, what a deal!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Steve1960

    Steve1960 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did you find a broiler house? Is it known by any other name?
     

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