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Help! Our feed store discontinued our livestock feed!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hippiefarmwife, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. hippiefarmwife

    hippiefarmwife New Egg

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    What can we do??

    We used to use the same kind of feed for all our livestock (Chickens, ducks, geese, sheep, goats) and now they've discontinued it. We have a slop bucket for our chickens in the house, and it only gets filled every few days; and that's definitely not enough for ALL of our chickens (About 40 of them). The ways we've been calculating are far too expensive to keep up compared to what we used to do, and now we're panicking because today we were supposed to pick up our feed and they JUST informed us of the discontinuation.

    What can we possibly do to feed our animals (especially the chickens!!) that won't break our bank?? Please help!!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Feed mill! That is the cheapest way to go, always! Unless you are a farmer or know one.

    Or how about Flock Raiser type feed which is 20% protein (except I don't know what to say about your sheep and goats) and cut it with a little cracked corn or oats to decrease the cost? The layer feed is usually around 16% protein...so you don't want to cut it too much.

    I hope this helps.

    (One guy was saying on here that his feed mill chicken feed (which is mash - powdery) is half the price of the bagged stuff.)
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012

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