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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dbjay417, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    About a week ago I posted here asking where i could buy feed online and so on and so forth. Todat sitting at the the PC and reading some articles on the plight of the small chicken farmer and so on and so forth, it occured to me.

    I have a bit of land at my disposal. I've been racking my head thinking of what might be a profitable yet unique crop to rear. I think perhaps since I want to have quite a number of chickens housed on my property in the next few years, that I should grow crops that i could use to feed my birds. Such a crop wouldn't directly provide income, but every shiney penny saved at the feed store would be money in my pocket provided by that crop.

    before I go on a wild google hunt for some ideas, I was wondering if anyone here could help me figure out what I might grow to this effect? Also curious if anyone knows where a guy might find seeds for oats and the sort.
  2. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Any farm supply store should have what you need. Don't forget the corn. And you can try
    You may find it cheaper in the long run to but your feed.
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
  4. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    thanks all, i found a website that sells seeds for game farms and wildlife preserves. all sorts of corn, cow peas, legumes, and a variety of different types of clovers and sorghum.
  5. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Wanna share the site with us?


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