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What Do You Pay For Feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by angelbabyamy, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. angelbabyamy

    angelbabyamy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow- I just went to get my chickens some feed (at the farmer's co-op) and the price has went up! Laying pellets are $14.99 for a 50# bag, Scratch grains are $11.49 a bag and a 50# bag of Chick Starter is $15.00! [​IMG] I started selling my eggs to pay for feed. We were giving them away, but feeding them costs more now. Thank goodness they free range also! I'm feeding 29 chickens and 38 3-4 week old chicks.
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $12.99 for game bird pellets, $15 for chick starter at TSC
     
  3. annieroo

    annieroo Out Of The Brooder

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    I just paid $13.59 each for 2 -50# bags of Dumor Layer Crumble & $12.49 for a 50# bag of Purina Scratch Grain at TSC. The price of feed is really starting to kill me, especially over the winter when the girls weren't laying very well. I sell eggs too to co-workers but I still don't sell enough to break even or make a profit, every little bit helps though. I really need to thin my flock but I am so attached to them all I wouldn't know where to start. [​IMG] Now I have a hawk and fox problem so I'm going to have to limit their amount of time free ranging.
     
  4. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pay $14 dollars a bag for soy free feed. One of the families from the farmers market buys in massive bulk and I buy from her after we were talking about chicken feed and she told me what she used, I asked her if I could start purchasing feed from her.
    My chickens love it! Now, we are hoping to get soy and corn free very soon. Trying to cut down on GMO's as much as possible, but realize it is a very difficult task.
     
  5. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    NW NJ
    I think it is about $15 for a 50lb bag of flock raiser now. Layena is about a dollar less I think.
     
  6. Bi0s

    Bi0s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $8.98 50lb bag Layer Crumble [​IMG]
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I pay 9.75 a 50 pound bag of Buckeye18% layer breeder
    I pay 14.00 a 50 pound bag of 14 percent protein pigeon feed that I use as a "Scratch Grain" (a lot better grains than "normal" chicken scratch grain and higher in protein also)

    Chris
     
  8. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    My area of northern California seems really expensive. When the Flock Raiser isn't on sale (it is all March), it's usually $17.99, and the Scratch is $12.99 or something. I'm rather unhappy about it, the prices just raised last month or so. I go through a bag a week or so. [​IMG]
     
  9. alhanse77

    alhanse77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pay $20 for 50 lbs. of organic layer pellets. I only have four chickens and they free range in the backyard and get table scraps so they don't eat a lot of pellets.
     
  10. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    two ton $800 or so
     

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