Where can i buy big bags of oatmeal or grains in bulk?

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  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Looking for a place (in Mass).. where i can buy oatmeal or some kind of grains in bulk bags?
    I want to feed my pigs and chickens and geese something warm on the cold winter nights coming up... but i dont want to go broke doing it.
    I think TSC sells bags of oats... but i dont think you can cook them.. can you? [​IMG]
    What would you guys feed your critters to warm them up a bit on winter nights?..
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    TSC's rolled oats are just like oatmeal, except they do have some of the "shells" in with it. I'm sure they would cook and the hull parts would just be added crunch.
     
  3. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about at the feed store?
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Well yeah.. i know. [​IMG] But what do i buy thats good for pigs/chickens/geese to all eat?
     
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  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Okay thanks! Good to know that i can cook them..
     
  6. Tala

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    Quote:Okay thanks! Good to know that i can cook them..

    Be sure to get ROLLED oats if you want "oatmeal". They also sell whole oats and the bags are identical except for the words rolled and whole. Last time I got them, they had a mill problem and even some of the bags labeled rolled were whole (they sold those on discount) You can feel the difference through the bags though, whole ones are harder and poke-y feeling
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Okay thanks! Good to know that i can cook them..

    Be sure to get ROLLED oats if you want "oatmeal". They also sell whole oats and the bags are identical except for the words rolled and whole. Last time I got them, they had a mill problem and even some of the bags labeled rolled were whole (they sold those on discount) You can feel the difference through the bags though, whole ones are harder and poke-y feeling

    Thanks! I didnt know that either.. [​IMG]
    *what DO i know? *sigh**
     
  8. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Be sure to get ROLLED oats if you want "oatmeal". They also sell whole oats and the bags are identical except for the words rolled and whole. Last time I got them, they had a mill problem and even some of the bags labeled rolled were whole (they sold those on discount) You can feel the difference through the bags though, whole ones are harder and poke-y feeling

    Thanks! I didnt know that either.. [​IMG]
    *what DO i know? *sigh**

    Do I need to go take a picture for you? [​IMG]

    I have about 35lbs here at the house, the rest is out at the coop. Nope, I'm not a chicken-holic, just ignore the feedsacks in the living room....
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Thanks for the help! [​IMG]
     
  10. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Beet pulp Red. All of your animals can eat it.
    Yummy and nutritious.
    I used to feed it to horses, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks...wild birds, deer who wandered in...lol

    You mix it with warm water and it absorbs it all and becomes a super yummy warm treat.
    I even added molasses, grains etc depending on who it was for.

    TSC and most feed store carry it.
     

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