Is this a bargain?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kev_n_jena, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. kev_n_jena

    kev_n_jena Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm picking up twenty 50lb bags of Agrimaster Layer Poultry Feed for $6 ea. tomorrow. They are on sale at our local F & F store. I'm actually considering 40 bags instead of 20. My only concern is how well it will keep. Do you think layer feed will spoil in 5 months when stored outside during a midwest winter?

    kev & Jena
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Great deal if the feed is good quality and you can keep it DRY.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yeah let's hope it is still good. Last time we thought we got an amazing deal on a 50 lb bag of feed, . . . . It was moldy.
     
  4. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

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    That is a real deal. What is the protien level? You should have no problem like the others said if you keep it dry and of course keep any mice or other hungry critters out of it which may be better said than done if it is going to be in a garage or someplace they would be able to squeeze into

    I would think the only problem you would have is if you have any left in the spring and if the feed became moist then moldy with the warm weather.

    I would stock up as well.

    Is that a Fleet Farm or Farm & Fleet??? I just paid $8.00 for 50lb bag and thought that was a deal, actually best I can do up here in NE Wisconsin.

    Is this a crumble or a grain mix? Just curious.
     
  5. kev_n_jena

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    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a good price! I'd be buying every bag I could afford lol...50 pounds of layer feed here ranges from $12 (on sale) to $20!
     
  7. kev_n_jena

    kev_n_jena Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, we bought 24 bags of layer feed and 10 bags of cracked corn. That's enough to feed our chickens for 5 1/2 months. With the feed we already had on hand, that will take us into May if we can keep it from spoiling.

    We were paying $8/40 lbs. so we just cut our feed cost in half!

    We feed 10/lbs. per day. Feed cost went from $2/day down to $0.90/day.

    Kev n Jena
     

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