There's a new feed store in town. On my first visit they just had layer feed (Manna Pro) in crumbles, 50# for $12.35. I asked them if they could get it in pelleted form, and told them I prefer it because there seems to be less waste when it's spilled on the ground. Although this store's brochures state "Free Delivery" the owner told me he'd give me a discount if I came to the store for pickup. When I went there for the first bags of pellets they received, they told me it would cost me $14.59!!! When they saw my shocked face they said "Well, the pellets should last you much longer!" Since Mister is out of work & we're pinching every penny, and I'm selling eggs to pay for the chickens' feed, I told them I couldn't afford to buy pelleted feed from them at that price. I can get Walpole layer pellets at our local grocery store for $13.59. So the feed store owner says "All right, I can give it to you for $13, but just for you" Poop. I was hoping to get the pellets for at least the amount I was paying for the crumbles, and if they were regretting having offered free delivery and wanted to instead offer discounts for pickup, I would like to now get the pellets for less than the price of the crumbles. Shouldn't it cost the mill less to bag pellets? I'd think they were making their feed formula into pellets first, and then would have to take an extra step to crush it to make crumbles. So pellets should cost less to make, and should be sold for less, or at least the same price as crumbles. Not more. Also, I think these folks are feeding me back my own information. I don't think they knew the difference between pellets & crumbles, and the belief that pellets last longer, until I told them. All right, what do you all think?