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Where do you buy your bulk grains at? and other questions

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by stone_family3, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    TSC doesn't have much here and neither does the feed store 20 miles from my house [​IMG]

    I want to add some flax, wheat, oats, sun flowers, etc. in with my feed. Just don't know where to get it.

    What else would you recommend mixing in? I have a small flock.

  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Let your fingers do some walking in your local Yellow Pages. Grain availability varies quite a lot so while one feed store may not have much another may.

    Having said that, what are you trying to accomplish by mixing in all these grains?
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    Just a variety for the girls.
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    I'm also in Ohio, and I found that TSC is more expensive, actually alot more expensive than the drive thru place if go to called "Country Farm and Garden". They have local mill products, plus various grains and such. I buy my layer feed for only $11.00 for a 50 pound bag, and I think that's really good. I get the cracked corn for $10.00 for 50 lbs. Crushed oyster shell is just $2.00 for 10 lbs.....
    Scratch grains are cheap there also.
  5. Aria

    Aria Crowing

    Oct 15, 2010
    Blue Seal is what we use. Tractor Supply. And they also have scratch grain. If they don't carry what you want...you can make a request. Regards, Aria
  6. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Songster

    Aug 7, 2011
    west virginia
    Check the tag on your local grain, they may be buying it from a local source...then call them and see if they can sell you the grains you want. You can then add it to what you want to. (Ask your local feedstore guy) Ask around at local farms/neighbors. Some of those seeds can be found by aviary suppliers too...you'll just have to start seaching (half the fun)
  7. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    Thanks everyone, I'm in the middle of the city most of the grains I'm currently buying are from the grocery store. TSC here is kind of a joke [​IMG]

  8. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    you might try going to a farmer's market and asking the farmers if they know of anywhere to get grains like you are wanting.

    You will probably have to drive out of the city and look for other feed stores (look for ones that mill their own feed).

    I have only been in one TSC and it was a joke, everything was super expensive and was crap. To me TSC is a wannabe farm store that a bunch of idiots run- if you ask them a question they have no idea because they are just high school kids trying to make a few extra bucks. The last time I went in there I bought some oyster shell, some chicken feeders, and some rabbit supplies and they tried to freaking charge me tax!! BS!! The kid had to call his manager and ask about it because he said he had been there for 6 months and had never had anyone tell him that he wasn't supposed to charge tax on farm supplies. In Missouri all Farm Supplies/feed/equipment etc is tax free.

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