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Organic, soy-free chicken feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ZohBug, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. ZohBug

    ZohBug Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a source for organic soy-free layer chicken feed. They don't ordinarily stock chick starter, but very very occasionally mix it for a customer (they don't have it right now, unfortunately, and that's what I need).

    CASHTON FARM SUPPLY
    199 Front St.
    Cashton, WI 54619 (Wisconsin, USA)
    Ask for: Ernie Petterson, or Tim
    Tel: 800 - 822-6671


    The organic soy-free feed is $12 for a 50 lb bag and they do ship. I'm 150 miles away and they quoted me $9.45 for shipping, but that still makes it cheaper than the 50lb bags of conventional or soy-containing chicken feed at local stores.

    HTH someone.
     
  2. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    I knew I read this thread. LOL.....I posted a thread for a "home" recipe w/stuff you can buy at Whole Foods if all else fails. [​IMG]
     
  3. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It sounds like you really found a good one! I can't even get conventional feed that cheap. I think I have that business on my list, but I didn't know they did soy free. Thanks! I will make a note with the other soy free ones and one with the regular the listing part.
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Nothing in Missouri? Shoot. I'm looking for soy free organic feed. Why is this so difficult to find? [​IMG] Hmmm.
     
  5. prairiepearls

    prairiepearls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure this is a really dumb question, but why soy-free?
     
  6. ZohBug

    ZohBug Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That's absolutely not a dumb question! I avoid soy as much as possible (it's extremely difficult to avoid it completely) because it has caused a few problems for me personally: thyroid issues, problems with my menstrual cycle, osteoporosis diagnosed at age 37 (and I'm in a very very "low risk" group), and it has contributed to my severe vitamin D deficiency. I also believe that soy contributed to struggles with my weight when I was a vegetarian, and sometimes vegan, for nearly 20 years and I've had no problems with my weight since avoiding it. Some people do fine with soy, but I don't. The other issue is that soy is one of the most genetically modified crops in this country -- somewhere between 80-90% of all soy in the US is GM soy, and I also try to avoid GM products. Again, a matter of personal choice. I also find that my kids do better off of soy in terms of their ability to focus and learn though I am admittedly biased. [​IMG]

    Here's a bit more information: http://www.westonaprice.org/The-Soy-Controversy.html
     
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  7. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Troque Farms
    31710 E. Oakland School Rd.
    Buckner, Missouri 64016
    816-215-9925
    www.troquefarms.net

    I think they make custom feeds. Maybe they can make a soy one?
     
  9. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Northhaven Gardens marks up that Coyote Creek feed from around $25 per bag to around $50 per bag, and it's not soy free. If you're interested Coyote Creek feed, you can get it cheaper by joining the DFW poultry group on Yahoo and getting in on one of their group buys.

    I live in Dallas, too, and I buy Countryside Naturals and have it shipped directly to me. The shipping is expensive, but I love their feed and I only have a few bantams anyway.
     
  10. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The Coyote Creek Feed referral was for marion75494 who was just trying to find an organic feed, not the original poster, ZohBug, from WI who was looking for the soy free organic. Sort of a thread hijack, but since marion 75494 was a brand new BYC member, I was trying to help her out.

    Elmo-Wow, that is a really high mark up on the feed cost! I am glad you mentioned that. I might make a note of that on the page I keep. That is price gouging!
     

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