Online source for bulk chicken food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nestled Chickens, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Nestled Chickens

    Nestled Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm tired of buying 50lb bags of food at the local hobby farm shop. I want to buy a large quantity at once and be done with it. Any good places out there online that deliver?
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The shipping would be outrageous for a bulk load online.
    If I was you I would find a Feed Mill near you. ( When I say Feed Mill I don't mean a Feed Store like TSC ).

    Chris
     
  3. ncarper

    ncarper Out Of The Brooder

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    Chris09 is right, look for a local feed mill. I would only buy feed from a box store like TSC as a last resort. In Oklahoma where I live feed is considerably less at mill compared to TSC or Orschelns.
     
  4. Moncler088

    Moncler088 New Egg

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    We have to go to TSC between tomorrow and Saturday to get a hanging water and hanging feeder for their new coop, so we will get it then.
     
  5. Islandlife

    Islandlife Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Nestled Chickens - where in the Pacific Northwest are you located? I'm in Olympia and we have a couple feed mills here AND there are some people who deliver chicken feed up and down I-5. I haven't used the feed they're selling though. There are a couple of Feed Mills in this area where you can get lots of supplies and feed for your Ladies...PM me if you need more specific information.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I know a couple of the stores up in WA cater to high end chicken owners and charge an outrageous amount for a 50lb sac of feed. Perhaps you live near one of the chains like Del's or one of the cenex/co-op's?

    Online would be super expensive, a feed mill like everyone else is mentioning would be ideal.
     
  7. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

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    Buy local. Pick it up to save on delivery/shipping costs if you can/have the ability to do so. You labor is cheaper than the vendor you purchase from.
     
  8. Nestled Chickens

    Nestled Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on the Key Peninsula and yes, the closest feed store is Cenex. Islandlife-where do you recommend? Olympia is not too far from us.
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Maybe try and ask at the cenex if you can get a bulk discount, depending on how many bags you are buying. Last I got feed, I think it was 14 for a 50lb bag of standard layer.
     

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