The cost of feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rancher hicks, May 17, 2011.

  1. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    How is everyone handling the higher cost of feed? How do you tell your customers that they have to pay more? Do you pass the cost on to your chick and chickens sales as well?
     
  2. madabouthens

    madabouthens Out Of The Brooder

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    honestly if i wasnt selling my eggs i wouldnt have any more hens it costs a lot it keeps going up every time i go to get more [​IMG]
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:

    Say that again please.

    Rancher
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Coupons. Purina offers through club. It helps. $2 off a bag. But... still have to compare to house brands like DuMor. Sometimes, by careful shopping, others like Armada are bit less. Still, we had to raise prices last winter 50 cents a dozen. We're at the glass ceiling at $2.50 for our area. So..... here's to hoping grain prices will follow some of the other commodities like silver and oil and begin to moderate.
     
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm selling for $2 but not sure they will pay more. I figure a quarter.
     
  6. lfreem2

    lfreem2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TSC had a bag of BOSS today for $22! Shocking indeed!
     
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Not here they don't. It's $26 The country max had it for $22 though.
     
  8. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont even see BOSS here at my tscs...

    however the feed keeps going up n up n up just in the last couple months!
     
  9. buffs only

    buffs only Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 50 lb bags of Dumor starter/grower at TSC last week for $13.29 each. I'm kind of new ( 32 buff orps 7 weeks old ) so I don't know what it cost 2 months ago. I know the first 50# bag lasted one month, the second bag lasted a little over two weeks. I picked up two 50# bags last week because gas is so high I didn't want to have to go back in 10 days.

    Buffs only
     
  10. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    40 pound bag of feed her is costing us $15.50, by the rate the girls are eating, I might have to look into getting a ton and splitting it with a couple friends or something
     

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