Mill feed...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Flyboy718, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2011
    I keep hearing about mill feed and how it's cheaper than like tractor supply and such. Where and what is this mill feed?
  2. cityslickers

    cityslickers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    Well where are you located..
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Any normal feed store is cheaper than TSC.
  4. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2011
    Quote:northwest louisiana, near shreveport
  5. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga.


    WELCOME ABOARD. For mill feed you locate a milling co. in your area and ask them to mix feed for you. You usually have to buy 250#s or more at a time. You can usually get in 50# bags but you must specify that and you tell them what you want in it . If your not sure they have set formulas they can use. This time of year you have to be careful there might be a lot of bugs in it. I had to cancel my latest order because they wouldn't guarantee my feed to be bug free. I know chickens like to eat bugs but I don't want it in my feed containers. I go thru about 1500#/mo. [​IMG]
  6. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2011
    Quote:Awsome...that's my answer! Thanks.
  7. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    You might check around. My local feed mill sells so much of it that there is no minimum and it is always fresh. The owner raises chickens (has for over 50 years) and has created the formulas to his liking. All I know is that my chickens LOVE his feed and absolutely thrive on it. I have never lost one. If I happen to go there on a Saturday, there is usually 3-4 cars ahead of me waiting to be loaded. The feed is sold in 50-80# bags and you can buy one if that is all you need. I just like knowing where their food is made and that it is local. [​IMG]
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Agree. We have an old fashioned Feed and Seed grain elevator up the road a ways. I don't get there but once every other month, so I stock up. Fresh ground. Yes, it is a mash type, as they don't have any fancy pellet equipment. They grind it, put in a healthy package of minerals and the hens love it. I save $5-$8 a 100# over TSC which only sells Purina.

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