ORGANIC CHICKEN FEED

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by werblessd1s, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. werblessd1s

    werblessd1s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I TRY TO FEED MY FAMILY MOSTLY ORGANIC FOOD, AND I WOULD LIKE TO START FEEDING THE CHICKENS ORGANIC FEED. NONE OF THE FEED STORES IN MY AREA SELL ORGANIC FEED. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I COULD ORDER SOME THAT'S NOT TOO TERRIBLY EXPENSIVE. OR POSSIBLY MAKE MY OWN IF I COULD FIND THE INGREDIANTS IN BULK.[​IMG]
     
  2. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
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    Blue Seal Feeds makes organic feed. If any feed stores in your area carry it you should be able to order some. We are feeding our chicks their organic chick starter.
     
  3. LilyRoseDaisy

    LilyRoseDaisy Out Of The Brooder

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    We mail order from
    http://www.countrysidenatural.com/feeds.htm
    Price is great! Very nice feed!
    We did think about mixing our own but we only have three hens and don't want to end up with hundreds of pounds of grains! [​IMG] But if you have more chicks maybe it'll be worth it.
     
  4. 4myHennyPenny

    4myHennyPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LilyRoseDaisy, could you tell me how much you are paying? I've visited their site, but looks like I'd need to email for a quote. If you have the info (I'm in CO), I'm sure our prices would be similar to ship.

    Thanks!
     
  5. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LilyRoseDaisy, I After checking out thier site, i would be interested to know as well...Thanks
     
  6. werblessd1s

    werblessd1s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP. COUNTRY SIDE NATURAL HAS A GREAT SUPPLY OF ORGANIC FEED.[​IMG]
     
  7. Jsto

    Jsto Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked for a quote for them a bit ago, here's what I got:

    Certified Organic Animal Feeds Size Quantity Price Quantity Price Quantity Price
    ORGANIC POULTRY BROILER FEED 50 lb bag 1-19 $17.65 20-39 $17.45 40+ $17.25
    ORGANIC POULTRY STARTER FEED 50 lb bag 1-19 $17.65 20-39 $17.45 40+ $17.25
    ORGANIC POULTRY LAYER FEED 50 lb bag 1-19 $16.25 20-39 $15.90 40+ $15.60
    ORGANIC SCRATCH FEED 50 lb bag 1-19 $14.45 20-39 $14.30 40+ $14.15
    ORGANIC GOAT FEED 50 lb bag 1-19 $16.80 20-39 $16.45 40+ $16.10
    ORGANIC SHEEP FEED 50 lb bag 1-19 $16.00 20-39 $15.85 40+ $15.70
    ORGANIC SWINE FEED 50 lb bag 1-19 $16.10 20-39 $15.80 40+ $15.50
    ORGANIC CATTLE FEED 50 lb bag 1-19 $16.90 20-39 $16.55 40+ $16.30
    ORGANIC CALF FEED 50 lb bag 1-19 $16.00 20-39 $15.85 40+ $15.70
    ORGANIC LLAMA & ALPACA FEED 50 lb bag available by special order only - 1000 lb minimum ------------ $16.70
    ORGANIC RABBIT PELLETS 50 lb bag 1-19 $19.00 20-39 $18.85 40+ $18.70
    HORSE FEED (not certified organic) 50 lb bag 1-19 $17.00 20-39 $16.80 40+ $16.50
    Certified Organic Grains Size Quantity Price
    WHOLE ORGANIC CORN 50 lb bag $13.00
    CRACKED ORGANIC CORN 50 lb bag $14.00
    WHOLE ORGANIC OATS 50 lb bag $13.80
    ORGANIC FLAXSEED 50 lb bag $24.00
    WHOLE ORGANIC FIELD PEAS 50 lb bag $15.50
    WHOLE ORGANIC WHEAT 50 lb bag $12.50
     
  8. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Just an fyi here:
    All caps is considered yelling in the internet world and many people will automaticly read it as such.
    Just a friendly note [​IMG]
     
  9. 4myHennyPenny

    4myHennyPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jsto,

    FANTASTIC! [​IMG] Thanks so much for posting the price list. I've been waiting to hear from them and decide whether or not to place an order, so you've made this a lot easier for me.

    For those of you with very small flocks, would a 50# bag of the chick starter be too much for 3 to 4 chicks? Earlier posts recommended keeping feed as fresh as possible/not letting it sit around too long. Would I go through the 50# soon enough, or should I stick with Purina SunFresh in 25# or smaller?

    Thanks for any advice you can offer!!!
     
  10. 4myHennyPenny

    4myHennyPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EEEKK! Just received my reply from Countryside on the cost of shipping to Colorado. Here it is:
    50 lbs. - $32
    100 lbs. - $64
    200 lbs. - $108
    500 lbs. - shipped on a pallet via trucking company at an LTL rate of
    approximately $135
    These prices are JUST shipping, don't include the price of the feed itself.

    So, looks like I'll be using the unmedicated SunFresh Start & Grow and then switching to my own organic feed after that (cheaper to pick up the organic ingredients locally and make my own). Any other ideas out there?
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2007

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