Making your own food pellets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jake and pippa, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. jake and pippa

    jake and pippa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raise quite a few birds, chickens, ducks and geese, and while I like to buy feed from a local mill, they do not sell pelleted food, and pelleted food is less wasteful for adult birds. Has anyone any experience using a small scale pellitizer mill from pellitizermill.com, see http://www.pelletizermill.com/small_pellet_machine.htm.
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    You priced the small one?
     
  3. jake and pippa

    jake and pippa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did not. I wanted to know if anyone on these boards had used one. The price I would be willing to pay will depend on how durable, reliable and consistent the machine is, ease of use, quality of product. I can buy pelleted feed from a mill at far less then I pay for commercial feed, but it is a 2-3 hour drive, and to get delivery I need to order 4 tons. There are two other mills closer to me that sell only mash, so I am trying to calculate time and effort for several scenarios. If it takes 2 hours to pellet 100 pounds of feed, the price is irrelevant, I am bettor off driving and buying 1 ton at a time.
     
  4. olivialewis

    olivialewis Out Of The Brooder

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    never use it. but there are so many pellet mill providers in China. the prices and qualities vary different with each other. you need to take every aspects into consideration.
     

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