were do you buy wheat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sydney13, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was wondering were do people buy wheat? would a fee store sell it?
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Some feed stores do. I've only seen it at one out of 5 though. I only use wheat for homemade hamster food and as a treat for budgies so I just buy it at the grocery store for $ .40/lb.
     
  3. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bird food stores dont sell it do they?
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't know where you live....is it anywhere near a grain/feed elevator. We grow it and in my area it's very easy to find at any elevator.
     
  5. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no feed elevator that i know of around here
     
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  6. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

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    I buy it in bulk here, the feed stores sell it. It is one of my main ingredients to my feed. I feed it to everything(except the dog and parrots).
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:just curious what you pay for it......I'd like to see how much mark-up there is between those of us who grow and sell it off the farm and when you buy it.
     
  8. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

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    It is probably cheaper where you are at...I am paying: wheat is 15.00 per 100 #'s, Oat's are 16.00 per 100
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:That's almost twice as much as we get selling it off the farm. Today our local market closed at $5.76 per bushel (60 pounds) which figures out to .09 per pound.
     
  10. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To the OP, do you have farms within a days drive? What kinds of grains are grown in your region?. If they grow wheat, get it where they do. Look for a co op.

    Don't expect to find it at a feed only type store.

    ON
     
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