Since when is Scratch more expensive than Layer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Country Parson, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Country Parson

    Country Parson Songster

    Oct 1, 2010
    Bellefontaine, OH
    I'm not always the most observant regarding prices, but I just noticed my local feed store sells a 50lb grain of scratch for $14++, and a bag of 16% Layer pellets goes for $13++.

    I always thought Scratch was supposed to be cheaper.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I use Knockout Game Bird 11 grain feed for my scratch. It's always been more than the layer. $10 for the layer, which just went up from $9.50, $11.50 for the Knockout.

    The regular 3 or 5-grain scratch was always about the same price as the layer feed.
  3. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Songster

    Aug 19, 2007
    Northern Utah
    Grain prices are going up and up and up [​IMG]
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Actually they've been going up and down, up and down.
  5. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Songster

    Oct 28, 2010
    Petaluma CA
    I have decided to try switching from layer crumbles to layer pellets. They seem to waste alot of the crumbles. I purchased a 50# bag this afternoon and scattered a scoop in their run just to see if they would go for it. NO. They checked it out then looked at me as if " I don't think so". How long should I try the pellets before switching back to crumbles. I don't want them going hungry. lol
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mix some of the crumble with the pellets and increase the amount of pellets dailey until that's all their getting.

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