I keep reading references to how if I buy feed from a mill it will be so much cheaper. I was under the impression that feed mills were actually where those bags come from. Can someone explain to me how this works? I get my feed from a local feed store ($14 for a 50lb bag) and if I can cut the cost I'd love it. Do I look up "Feed mill" or "Animal Feed" or what? And how large a run do you have to buy? I know you can buy sugar in one ton lots, I'm hoping chicken feed comes in something smaller. Sorry if this is a well known or documented question. This spring I want to grow some meat birds and I've done some calculations about feed costs. So better to ask and find "It's just a bigger bag" than to pay more than I have to for some fresh meat. I could easily store a 55 gallon barrel of feed (heck, I'd bet the honey extractor will hold that much, and it has a lid and a convenient gate at the bottom). I'm just not sure what it is I'm after other than "less expensive" feed to feed my meat-flock-to-be.