Organic feed in Los Angeles area?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Shrader, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Shrader

    Shrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone in the LA area have a source for organic feed?
    I've been ordering it online, and it's just so expensive to ship.
    Thanks.
     
  2. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have been looking for feed store that organic feed too. The closest I have found, using the internet to search, is in Goleta near Santa Barbara. Too far.
     
  3. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    It has been bugging me. I have checked around the Los Angeles and Orange Co. area for Organic feed in stock and online. After posting earlier, I decided to ask about ordering at my local feed store. Not a problem. Opps. All this time, I assumed since it wasn't on the shelf or in the labeled bins, they didn't carry it.

    Blacksmith's Corner on Lakewood will special order it for you from the mill they usually get their feed from. I don't remember the name of the mill, sorry. I'll ask when I go in again. They can get starter and pellets. The down side is you have to pay in advance for the order. I believe the starter was $29.95 for 50lbs. Same price/ same volume on the layer pellets. The lady said 1 to 2 weeks for it to be delivered, depending on when they need the next regular shipment from the mill.

    Blacksmith's Corner
    17647 Lakewood Blvd
    Bellflower, CA 90706
    (562) 531-0386

    It's South of the 91 Fwy, a few miles West of the 605
     
  4. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Another Organic Feed source:

    Midway City Feed Store
    (714) 893-2613
    14941 Jackson St.
    Midway City, CA
    92655

    *This is near the city of Westminster off the 405. Between Goldenwest and Beach Blvd.
    50lbs. $25.00. The owner said he usually has it in stock. Call to check. Very helpful and even has a drive thru for large items. They will load your car for you.
     
  5. n2h20

    n2h20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what part of LA? i live in La Crescenta and i havent even asked,, for some reason, but there is a wholesale wherehouse that has every kind of food available, in sun valley. im sure they can get it if asked.
    i call tomorrow and ask
     
  6. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    visit the organic feed company that sponsors BYC -- their West Coast supplier is in CA (and ordering from them supports BYC [​IMG] )
     
  7. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Shrader asked "Does anyone in the LA area have a source for organic feed?
    I've been ordering it online, and it's just so expensive to ship." .... I think he was tired of being gouged by online suppliers and the shipping premium like the rest of us.

    Why would someone order a shipped feed that goes from central CA cross country and then ship it back to CA? Not a very green choice, even if it does support a BYC sponser. I'm sorry, but we need better choices.

    Plus, if you can get 50lbs. for $25 locally vs. 5lbs. for $6.75 online from a "BYC sponser", if you do the math I think that is $67.50 for the same 50lbs. Then there is the shipping fee in addition to that. The $25 for 50lbs. is already double the price of conventional feed, why pay more than that?

    We all have to go to a feed store anyway to buy other supplies like bedding, so why not do it all at one local store?
     
  8. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I really like this store but I didn't know they had organic feed. Good to know, thank you. I don't live in the area anymore but on my next trip to the OC I will be stopping in.

    Oh wait .... maybe not .... they have lots of baby chicks at this time of year and I could get myself in REAL TROUBLE!!!

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. n2h20

    n2h20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bummer.. both feed stores are closed today,,, ill try calling again tomorrow..
     
  10. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Quote:Why wouldn't someone click on the link (which I'm sure is a pay-per-click link) to find out who the CA based supplier is? With that knowledge they would be able to look for a closer source to get the feed.
     

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