What Are You Paying for Feed?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tiss, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    I just ran out to TSC for a 50lb bag of layer pellets. It was $14.49! That's up $.50 from last week and up $2 from this time last year. What are the rest of you paying. I'm thinking I may need to scope out some of the local feed stores even though they are further away.
  2. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Depends on the brand. In the big town nearest me, Orscheln's has the best price on feed. Store brand was 11.99 last time I bought feed.
  3. runsw/scissors

    runsw/scissors Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm paying about $12 for a 50lb bag. I buy Nutrena btw.
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    I was feeding my birds gamebird feed, the last time I went to get some it was $18.00 for 50lbs. So they ended up with laying pellets, which were like $14.75 for 50lbs. Rediculous [​IMG]
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    If you can find an old fashioned, sometimes Mennonite or Amish run, local feed mill/store, you'll find some substantial savings, in many cases.
    The cost of buying feed at TSC includes too much trucking costs, (think high fuel prices) wholesale then retail price bumps too.

    At a mill 30 miles from me, I can buy layer mash for $9.50 a 50#. No way a trucked in feed can compete with that. That's high enough, frankly.
    Cannot go there everyday, so when we go, we get a few hundred pounds.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
  6. rfwombat

    rfwombat Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2009
    Humboldt County
    I'm paying $36 for a 50# bag of organic feed. But I eat my birds and their eggs and non-GMO food is important to me so I'm willing to pay it.
  7. AngelaClassAct

    AngelaClassAct Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 5, 2011
    I bought Poulin Layer Mash on 8/15 and it was $16.80 for a 50# bag. I was trying out mash to see how they liked it and see if there was any difference, and there was none, except for price. On the same day I bought Poulin Layer Crumbles for $14.62 for a 50# bag. The feed prices at my local hardware store have ranged from $12.98 ot $14.99. I just placed another order and have to pick it up, so it will be interesting to see what the prices are now.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
  8. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2011
    Portland OR
    I paid 14.99 for a 40lb bag of the layena plus. It was the cheapest I could find but I also had 3.00 off coupons. I need some good ideas for better feed
  9. PlayaChicken

    PlayaChicken Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2011
    $18.95 50# bag
  10. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    $14.50 pellets, Central AZ.....

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