TSC now sells bulk feed by Mail

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  1. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    I was getting excited today when I saw an ad for bulk feed from TSC. They are selling online only a 2000 pound tote of feed. Standard layer is $439 which is a good deal and saves around $300.00 if you normally spend $18.00 for Fifty pounds.

    Then the Shocker, they want $350.00 to ship the tote to my house. The item is not available in stores.

    Does anyone have tips on getting good prices on feed?
     
  2. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    I get my layer feed locally from a feed mill. I'd suggest looking for one near you. I get 100 lb bags for only $22 with a minimum of 1000 lbs. Saved lots since.
     
  3. fire370

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    If you bought bulk unbagged you could knock another 1/3-1/2 off of that price.
     
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  4. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Good ideas!

    How long does 1000 pounds last and how large is your flock?
     
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    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    This is a screen shot of the feed from TSC

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  6. puffypoo

    puffypoo Why am I Crossing the Road?

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    :pop Someday I will have a lot of chickens and I am also wondering how to best save money on feed :pop
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I want but $$$
     
  8. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    than a month. I've got all sorts of birds though, around 160 chickens, And all my other fowl like ducks, geese, guineas, turkeys and geese So probably around 250-260 birds? Not counting what i've ordered and plan on hatching for 2019. Most of them aren't kept in runs and are able to free range on 50 acres of pasture(Red clover and timothy grass mix) so that helps out lots. My turkeys and geese are basically wild and don't eat any grain (Except for during the winter)
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Shop around. I would think that you could find a 16% layer for $14. I pay $14 for a 20% layer and I think it I ordered a pallet they would give me 5-10% off of that.
     
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    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    A couple of years ago I had too many for the City and had to downsize. I now have 6 hens so bulk purchases of that size would be too much.

    In a couple of years when I retire I plan on moving to the Country and having a lot of chickens and other fowl...maybe goats and or a milk cow...
     
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