LOCAL FEED MILLS - - how to find - - JACKSONVILLE Florida

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by math ace, May 20, 2010.

  1. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    I see that some of you buy chicken feed from feed mills much cheaper than I buy from feed stores . . . .

    HOW DO I FIND A FEED MILL ?

    I am in the Jacksonville, Florida area - - Does anybody know of a feed MILL in this area ? ?
     
  2. Chicken-fil-a

    Chicken-fil-a Out Of The Brooder

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    I found mine by talking to a couple in Tractor Supply. It is advertised by word of mouth only and I never would have found it otherwise, because it is out in the middle of nowhere. We pay $6 for 50 pounds and he will also mix special blends to your own specifications.

    We both benefitted from the conversation because I noticed they were buying 5 pound bags of oyster shell for $4.99 and I let them know the Southern States nearby sells 50 pounds for $6.42.

    Just ask around.
     
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    If you will do a search here you will find a thread that lists all the known feed mills in Florida.
     
  4. saboyd

    saboyd Out Of The Brooder

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    Depending on what side of Jacksonville that you are on... We have used a feed mill in Lake Butler. This is their info:

    Hillandale Farms of Florida Inc
    Highway 121 S
    Lake Butler, FL 32054-0448

    Phone:
    386-496-2266
    Fax:
    386-496-0024

    You have to buy a ton to get a substantial price reduction, but on a certain kind of feed, they will allow you to mix your feed. For instance, we bought hog feed, sweet feed (for the donkey's) and chicken feed. 1000 lbs of hog feed, 100 lbs of sweet feed, and 900 lbs of chicken feed. We paid approx $10.00 per 100 lbs...all in 100 lb bags. We used 55 gallon drums for storage...works for us!

    Food for thought: we are getting together with a few friends and making another order...each buying 500 lbs. It helps everyone this way...[​IMG]
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Ocassionally I go up there and get feed. Last time I went, it was approx. $12 for 100 pounds of layer (I got 200 pounds) and $9 50 pounds of chick starter/grower. Cant beat that deal. Just wish it wasnt so far away. This fall, when it cools down, I may get more garbage cans and get more at a time.
     
  6. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a good mill in the CT or Westchester NY area?
     
  7. NYchickee

    NYchickee New Egg

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    New chick 203 - did you ever find a feed mill in the westchester/ct area? I am also looking.
     
  8. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, never did. I find it hard to believe there isn't a source though.
     
  9. knightie

    knightie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any one know of one in east Texas or the shreveport la area?
     
  10. New City Chick

    New City Chick New Egg

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    Chicken-fil-a...I'm trying to find contact info for the guy in Cabarrus County who grinds his own organic feed...could you please share it? Thank you!
     
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