I am trying to figure out our budget and I am trying to find ways to more efficiently feed our animals but still get good nutrition. We usually get our feed from TSC but we do have a southern states available to us (but they tend to be higher) and we have a local feed store but I don't know their prices yet....I want to go check them out later today. Getting the broilers has really made me think about cost effectiveness of feed. Here are what we are currently feeding and costs per month: 3 labs---Member's Mark (Sam's club) dry dog food 2-3 bags/month $19 per bag 2 cats---9 lives 1 18lb bag/month $10 3 lizards, 5 frogs--- live crickets 6-7 dozen/month $1.32 per dozen 10 ducks---Dumor grower/finisher 1-2 bags/month $15 per bag 15 chickens---Dumor grower/finisher 1bag/month $15 per bag + Dumor layer pellets $13 per bag 9 quail---Dumor grower/finisher 1bag/month $15 per bag 3 rabbits---Southern pride pellets 1 bag/month $15 per bag Oops forgot the hamster! Mazuri pellets 1/2 bag food/month $9 per bag 30 broiler chicks---yet to be determined So total I am spending around $120-$150 per month on feed. All my chickens free range and I feed my rabbits greens every day pulled from the yard/garden. Everyone also gets veggie scraps from the kitchen as available. Free ranging has really cut down on cost I'm sure, especially with the chickens. We are selling 4 of the ducks (at least that's the plan) so cost will lower a bit there. I hear lots of people talking about mixing their own feed and if this feed store will do it for a better price than just buying from TSC then I may do that for all the birds. I also give organic raw unfiltered ACV and sometimes BOSS as money allows. So, here's mine.....now let me see yours!!! We are planning on getting goats too so I want to hear from all you goat people!!!