Walmart feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by alaskachick, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. alaskachick

    alaskachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy a quality name brand of chicken feed from PetZoo. My neighbor buys the feed sold at Walmart. It is $10.40 per 50 lb sack. It has the amount of protein as the more expensive brand I buy. His chickens are all healthy and laying just as mine are. Some folks say don't use that cheap stuff cuz it's not the best. Does anyone have any ideas or complaints regarding the feed sold at Walmart?
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Walmart sells chicken food? I had no idea.
     
  3. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Are you sure it is actually chicken feed? I have never seen anything for chickens at Walmart.
     
  4. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Our walmart sells chicken feed too. They sell scratch and layer feed. I have honestly bought from walmart in the past and have had no complaints. The store I currently buy from doesn't sell the "expensive" feeds at all and my chickens are thriving.
     
  5. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neither did I. I've never seen it any time I've gone into the stores and out of curiosity I did a search on Walmart.com. The only results that came back for searching "pet food" that weren't dog or cat food was their cockatiel seed mix and a rabbit seed mix.

    As for cheap vs expensive food, it really is up to you to decide if the quality of the ingredients in the less expensive feed is acceptable to you. Many times cheaper feeds are cheaper because they don't use certified organic this or that, or sometimes because they use lower quality ingredients. I personally use the $10/50lb bag Agrimaster feed sold at my local farm and fleet. I don't know that I would buy chicken food at Walmart based on principal, but I don't see a problem with using a less expensive feed if you aren't into 100% organic.
     
  6. emarble

    emarble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wal Mart DOES sell Chicken feed and horse feed and cattle feed and ON an ON and on! I used to feed it because it was cheaper! It as far as I can tell is a good high quality feed of 16% They also sell scratch and I have used that! MY chickens did fine on it and had no problems and layed just fine! I think it is bagged for walmart by Purina or someone and will find out and post back on it!!

    Ernie
     
  7. emarble

    emarble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I don't think they show in their online list you actually have to go to the store It is in the Aisle (I believe)

    Ernie
     
  8. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd worry about bad grain from overseas like the dog food problem we had not so long ago.
     
  9. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    No offense to organic feeders out there, but if I used what little money I can spare to only buy organic feed, my chickens would cost me more than I had to spend on what I believe to be an "inexpensive" pet. My girls are happy, healthy, and I guess, un-organic. But I just do not have the money to buy organic feed at this time. I can't only eat organic due to cost, so they must suffer with me, lol. I wouldn't hesitate to buy walmart feed in the future again, btw.
     
  10. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Never seen a walmart that didn't have it an I travel a lot.
     

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