stanglover2001

Songster
9 Years
Apr 29, 2010
1,630
21
161
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!!!
 

kcsunshine

Songster
10 Years
Nov 3, 2009
653
6
121
Maryville, Tennessee
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.
 

georgialee

Songster
10 Years
Apr 9, 2009
2,399
11
191
Knoxville, TN
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?
 

kcsunshine

Songster
10 Years
Nov 3, 2009
653
6
121
Maryville, Tennessee
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.
 

stanglover2001

Songster
9 Years
Apr 29, 2010
1,630
21
161
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
and not sure what I'd do with the grain I'm not gonna make my own feed.
 

tennesseeckn

Real or not real?
9 Years
Jul 11, 2010
952
6
136
Knoxville Area
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?
 

NellaBean

Graceland Farms
10 Years
Mar 4, 2009
7,261
35
261
Broodyland, TN
My Coop
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.
 

pasturedpoultryman

Hatching
9 Years
Jul 13, 2010
2
0
6
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
 

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