Where to buy Chicken feed in bulk in Forsyth County, GA?

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  1. DesiMurgha

    DesiMurgha In the Brooder

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    Anyone from Forsyth County, Georgia who knows where to buy Chicken feed in bulk in Forsyth County, GA? I get 50lb bags averaging $14/bag but hopefully theres a better place to buy with better prices?

    How much do you guys usually pay for your feed?
     
  2. rjohns39

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    It looks like Resaca Sun is about two hours from you and a ton, in bulk not bagged of layer is =13.75/bag. Further away, about 5 hours is Hillsboro Feed Company--but I know they have trucks that run to Resaca Sun and other parts of GA his layer is when buying a ton is about $8.00/bag. Sunrise Farm also has a distributor in GA, not sure where and their layer by the ton is $14.50. That said, you can go to Fertrell's website, put in your zipcode and find distributors near you. You'll have to call them to see if they do feed as some are grass and plants only--but you might get lucky and find someone in the $9-$10 range close to you. And if you have a local feed mill I can give you a good recipe for feed to run by them. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Feed needs to be used within about six week of the mill date, so only VERY large flocks, or multiple people sharing one order, can use bulk feed. I'd love the price, but it would be too old by the time it was all fed. Storage is an issue too. Mary
     
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  4. lazy gardener

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    Agreed with Mary. Buying in bulk is a false economy if you end up feeding stale feed to your flock.
     
  5. rjohns39

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    I feed a ton in 3 months. Sorry for not asking what consumption is.
     
  6. DesiMurgha

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    Good to know about the storage issue! I only have a few chickens and plan on increasing my flock to no more than 8-10 so I guess the 50lb bags would be the best bet. If anyone of you guys are around the 30040 zipcode or Sawnee Mountain area I can buy from a feed share if anyone has a setup like that.
     
  7. DesiMurgha

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    Thank you for the helpful info. I will search some feed mills and see if they sell a smaller quantity since Im only starting with a few chickens for now.
     

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