Tn Feed Mills?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by stanglover2001, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. stanglover2001

    stanglover2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having trouble finding ANY mills that I could buy chicken feed from, anyone live close to the knox, blount, roane, or anderson co.? I was buying from TSC and went to a Co-op that I found online same distance but cheaper feed by like 3-4 dollars.... but was hoping to see if a mill had better prices as long as it wasn't more than an hour from home... I hear alot of people buying from their local mills but its not as easy as pulling the phone book out and finding a phone number... any help is appreciated!!!
     
  2. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Farmers' Co-op in Blount County is higher than the Farmers' Co-op in Loudon County, but I still think it's less than TSC. Are you looking for layer pellets, or for grain? There is a grain mill here in Blount County, ph. # 865-982-3971. They sell in bulk.
     
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in knoxville and usually buy from co-op. I didn't know there was a grain mill in blount county. Do you know of anyone who has used them?
     
  4. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the information for gsim, but I don't know if he ever used them. He hasn't been on here in a while. I get emails from him though, so I'll ask. I really think you have to buy a lot and I just don't have room to store it.
     
  5. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    If the cost is significantly less maybe a bunch of us could split an order? There's a bunch of us from E. Tn. on here.
     
  6. stanglover2001

    stanglover2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well I live in Roane Co. and went to the Farmers Co-op here and it wasn't badly priced like I said cheaper than TSC in Oak Ridge and just as far from my house. Well if I have to buy in bulk I don't think its worth it but I'd probably get the pellets, I'm used to buying crumbles... such as waste [​IMG] and not sure what I'd do with the grain I'm not gonna make my own feed.
     
  7. tennesseeckn

    tennesseeckn Real or not real?

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    I'm in Norris and would love to buy from a mill. I even might know a couple of other people that would split a bulk order. Has anyone else tried this?
     
  8. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    The co-op in Loudon sells layer for $9.50 for a 50lb bag and starter (medicated only) for less than a dollar more, I think. Can't remember prices offhand. I buy my feed there. They have 16% layer in pellets OR crumbles, the 16% medicated starter (in 20lb or 50lb bags). Plus a 3 grain scratch that is $7ish. Nothing fancy, but perfect for a treat.
     
  9. pasturedpoultryman

    pasturedpoultryman New Egg

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    I am in the Raccoon Valley area and just picked up a thousand pounds of different grains that I am going to mix myself. I plan to add Fertrells Nutribalancer as a mineral supplement and some other things like alfalfa meal and aragonite to this mix. I don't think this will be any cheaper than buying layer pellets or crumbles to start off with, but if we can get enough people together, we may be able to get some bulk rates and lower our costs for this. Regardless, after all the research I have done I am convinced it will be much better for the birds so I am going to do it whether anyone else wants it or not. If you are interested let me know.

    Keith
    865-257-2998
     
  10. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:keith,
    ]I am in the Raccoon Valley area> where is that located? i am in south west tenn i thought i lived in Raccoon capital of tenn lol
     

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