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What happened to the price of oyster shell?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickbea, May 27, 2007.

  1. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
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    I just finished off a 50# bag of oyster shell that has lasted me for years. Off I trundled to the farm store, only to find that it is over $7.00 for a five pound bag! What happened?
     
  2. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Unfortunately, given time, everything gets more expensive.
     
  3. kansas_twister

    kansas_twister Out Of The Brooder

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    trying to remember where warren is, if you close enough to the canadian border i'd just head to a closest co-op there and get it there...just hope your french is good, i called a hospital in quebec once and get yelled at for not speaking french to the hospital opp
     
  4. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a feed store in Salem NY that has oyester shell in 50 lb bags for a good price but I forgot exactly how much. There is another store in Dorset VT that has them for a good price too. I'm not sure if you are close enough to make the trip worth while though. The smaller the bag the higher the price, the big bags are cheaper but it will take a very long time to go through 50 lbs.
     
  5. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Ah - Dorset is my hometown - I am there frequently visiting my sisters and mom. Is it H.N. Williams?
     
  6. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep! I live just across the border.
     
  7. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey picco where abouts in Upstate NY are you? Im in Rochester.
     
  8. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saratoga Spings area but I go to college near Rochester.
     
  9. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    We just bought some oster shell this past weekend . Its only .50 a pound here. They ahve a 50lb bag but thats alot of shell to have sitting around. We buy it by the pound when we need it and its fresh. Micki
     
  10. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Quote:Oh, are you lucky! We try to be in Saratoga for as much of the racing season as we possibly can.
     

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