What do you pay for bulk scratch?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by littlelemon, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. littlelemon

    littlelemon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to purchase some black oil sunflower seeds for my birds right now as they are molting, and come winter I may get some cracked corn. How much do you all pay for this? I can buy it in bulk from my local nursery (in the bird feed section), but I have a feeling it would be higher there than at a feed store. Give me an idea of what a "normal" cost would be per lb.
     
  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Walmart has it here and I can't remember the price, but I remember it being very reasonable.
    ~Rebecca
     
  3. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It varries by region, so you and I could be dollars apart and still getting the best price. Corn here is around $7 for 50 pounds, scratch (local blend, good quality) $10 for 50 pounds. In my experiance the feed store is always cheaper than "bird food" somewhere else.
     
  4. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pay $10.50 for 50 pounds.

    The ingredients change put always consist of

    cracked corn, milo and oats, at times they will add sunflower or wheat. I guess it depends on supply and cost of the other ingredients.
     
  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    I din't know what bird feed mix is, but 50 lbs. of black oil sunflower was 24.99 when I bought in June.
     
  6. littlelemon

    littlelemon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason I want to buy in bulk is because I will not go through 50lbs. of cracked corn. At the nursery it was .39 a lb., so based on what you are all posting, that would be a pretty good price. Thank you all!
     
  7. UnttouchableRose

    UnttouchableRose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We buy 50lbs of scratch for 11.00 at our local mill. It's 10 at TSC both are 3 grain.
     
  8. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pay about 6.25 for 25 lbs, that is .25 a pound.
     
  9. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    $11.50 for 50 lbs.
     
  10. Jilara

    Jilara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The local feed store has 25 lbs for $8, or 50 lbs for $12. I suspect we pay premium prices because it's an urban area. The feed store is a relic of before the development took over.

    Walmart has chicken scratch???!! (Not that I would shop at Walmart. They may be cheap, but I deplore the way they have contributed to the loss of jobs in America in favor of goods from mostly China, as well as various abuses of their employees.)
     

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