need some feed help

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dastardlydeed, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. dastardlydeed

    dastardlydeed Out Of The Brooder

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    i like in hatboro pa (19040) and surprisingly have very few feed farm stores near me. not many options for packaged feed. any suggestions? anywhere i can but online without horrendous shipping charges? what can i offer, home made as well that will be good for them? they are only 6 weeksold.
     
  2. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did a Google search and found this one....Davis Feed Mill Inc
    1061 Swamp RdRushland, PA 18956 that says it's less than 10 min from yu plus 3 or 4 others within reasonable driving distance/
    Maybe you just aren't up on the local "feed store" scene yet. lol
    Do you have a TSC nearby?
     
  3. dastardlydeed

    dastardlydeed Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks jackie. ive been there but just havent found them a reliable source of feed. i think ive found another in doylestown, im just amazed that there arent more near by.
     
  4. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're down there in the heart of Amish country there have to be a TON of feed stores. lol You just need to hook up with some other local chicken people. How about calling the county extension office?
    How far are you from Coatsville? I have no idea of geography! lol
     
  5. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a Coatsville and a Hatboro in Pennsylvania?

    With cold weather coming on, I could use some heavy wool socks - Socksburg [​IMG]?

    . . . deed, you could try Purina dealer search. The feed stores are likely to sell more than just Purina products.

    Steve

    edited to say that at 6 weeks, you may not be able to get much variety of feed into those birds. By way of something different, mine usually start with lettuce about that age. And, Welcome to BYC!
     
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  6. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideally you should try and find proper chicken feed, as it contains all the correct amount of nutrients for healthy birds, and in the case of laying hens, the proper needed protien for egg production.

    If your really stuck, you can feed them food scraps from your kitchen, broccoli, left over salad (no salad dressing) etc... Grind up dry corn kernals, oatmeal flakes, cat food kibbles, bread crusts, unsalted sunflower seeds, any whole grain cereals, granola (without the raisens), yogurt, sour cream. Garden greens, and some weeds, (some are toxic), grass leaves, etc.. Ask your neighbors for scraps, but let them know what is ok, and what is not. Local grocery stores often throw out wilted lettuce, cabbage leaves, bruised apples, and banana's, etc. that you might be able to use as well.
     
  7. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    digitS' :

    There's a Coatsville and a Hatboro in Pennsylvania?

    With cold weather coming on, I could use some heavy wool socks - Socksburg [​IMG]?

    Donmt know about Socksburg but we do have Blue Ball & Intercourse. [​IMG]
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Donmt know about Socksburg but we do have Blue Ball & Intercourse. [​IMG]

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