$$ The Cost of Feed $$

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MissPrissy, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am rather new to this part of Virginia. I have been here about 3 years and spent the previous almost 38 years in Georgia. Finding what I need up here has been a real chore. It is like everything up here is some giant secret and it must be discovered on your own because no one is telling anything.

    We have purchased feed from TSC - and I was shocked at the price but we didn't have much choice at the time we needed it.

    We have purchsed feed from a local feed and seed. The price was less than TSC but still very expensive.

    We have also purchased feed from the local co-op but in my mind it was still over priced for what we were getting.

    Until last week!

    I was over in the neighboring county where they have a grain gin. Do you know where I am going with this?

    Look around where you live and you can often come up with a huge price difference in the cost of your feeds for your livestock.

    This is the cost comparison for starter and starter/grower in 50lbs-

    chick starter TSC $13.64 Feed Store $12.24 Co-Op $11.75 Gin $8.04 (there is a 10 bag discount price too)

    chick starter grower TSC $12.98 Feed Store $11.78 Co-Op $11.95 Gin $7.04 (there is a 10 bag discount price too)


    I purchased in bulk several grains and got the bulk price.

    My goat feed and sweet feed was almost half price at $6 and change for 50lb of feed and $8 and change for the sweet feed.

    I brought home 800lbs of feed, 50lbs of grit and a few odd things from the store and spent under $90.

    I can't believe the money we practically gave away to other places for feed. [​IMG]
     
  2. NJfarmer

    NJfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pay $11.00 for a 50 pound bag of chicken food at Agway.
     
  3. CutestChickenFarmer

    CutestChickenFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Miss Prissy, what is a grain gin? I've never heard that expression before. I'm sure there are others who would love to know, too!

    Thanks!

    Susan
     
  4. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    over here a 50 lb bag of organic chick starter/grower is $17
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The gin is the place where grain is milled, made into feed, etc.
     
  6. pharr389

    pharr389 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i purchased 1oo lbs. scratch feed and 1oo lbs. of starter grower this week. $37.00
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    When you were in GA where did you buy your feed?
     
  8. pharr389

    pharr389 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at hutchinson's milling company. our local feed store.
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Guess I'm too close to Atlanta (Douglasville)
    Our local feed store is almost as high as walmart or a grocery store.
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    100lbs of non-organic regular layer is 27 and some change here. I think you got a spectacular deal!
     

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