I found a new feed store today!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Buster, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I was referred to them by a guy the other day and checked them out today. They sell 16%protein layer crumbles for a little over $11 for a 50 lb bag. That will save me almost $2/bag. [​IMG]

    It's a small operation without a lot of overhead. The owner shook my hand when I went in and showed me around. I told him I sell chicks and eggs and he told me to put a sign together and he would hang it up in his store.

    I love doing business with people like this. I would never have found it if I didn't get it word of mouth.
  2. CARS

    CARS Songster

    Good job Buster!! Keep the locals employed!!!! [​IMG]
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Yeah when I have a chance to, I try to buy from locals instead of corporations. Situations like this are especially nice because the cost is so much lower. The guy even said if they aren't there to give them a call and they would come open up so I could get what I need.
  4. Here in Greenwood, I go to the Greenwood Co-op, a Southern States dealer. There is just something "good old days" about buying farming supplies at a place that is not all bright lights, tile floors and salespersons that don't have a clue about what I am talking about.[​IMG]

    I am greeted at the door by smiling, friendly people. I only showed them one time how I want the feed loaded in my car. (I really need a truck.) And if I need a feed that they don't usually carry, all I have to do is ask and they order it for me !

    AND the biggest plus, every bag of feed I buy is at least $2 cheaper than at TSC !!![​IMG]

    I baked them cookies for Christmas [​IMG][​IMG]

  5. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    That is just awesome, I am glad that you found a ma and pa operation.
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    That's so nice! They'll probably take great care of you. [​IMG]
  7. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    WTG Buddy! [​IMG] Wish I could find a deal like that...

    Custom made feed here will run me $25.00 for a 50 lb bag... ouch. - of course, it is all organic and when compared to Purina, its really not that bad I suppose....

    Hmm.....now you got me wondering if we have any Amish in our area that sell their own feed.
  8. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    Found going to Co-op
    I was dealing with people that knew about what they were
    selling ,
    and the prices are right.
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    That's fantastic! I love little stores like that too, especially when the owner himself seems to be genuinely interested in satisfying his customers. [​IMG]
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Hey Buster, you just reminded me that my feed store is one of those small helpful places where the people who own it are local.

    Same goes where I get my horse feed from.

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