where to buy large amounts of chick feed IN UPSTATE NEW YORK???

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  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Hi everyone-We have a TSC-they never sell chicks :-( ANyhoo-they only seem to carry 20lbish bags of chick food) We are going to need alot for the next 4-6 weeks-is there any place that you know of that sells large quantities?-Also, for when thet get off chick starter-what do you recommend for their big bird food? brand I mean-I have not used medicated food nor do I intend to-I am growing pumpkins for the seeds-I am Using DE and pine shavings for their coop-The DLM cleaning-My 4 have never had a problem -yet...they are 10 months old..Thank you for your help:)
     
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  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have a local agway that sells 50# bags of purina starter/grower, layer, flock raiser, etc. My TSC carries 50# bags of dumor starter/grower.
     
  3. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
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    Grower mash until they start to lay eggs [​IMG] Also, at our TSC they sell 50lb bags as well.

    If you can't find a 50lb bag at TSC, check out your other local farm supply stores.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Do they make them larger than that? It's an hour away to the TSC and if they had huge bags 100#'s I would love not to have to make the trips so often-you know if not -oh well with that too-the price ill pay too spoil my babies!
     
  5. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    The TSC in our area gives you like a 20-30% discount if you purchase 25 bags (half a pallet) or more. And it doesn't have to be chicken stuff, it could also be calf, pig, rabbit, gamebird ......... As long as you meet the 1/2 pallet minimum
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    do you have a local co-op? They got bigger bags or you can have some made, but you have to be able to handle a large amount to get it made, I get 1500 lbs at a time, the min. that my co-op makes is 400 lbs. or you can share an order with someone. My brother gets a bag a week for me.
     
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  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I don't know if we have a co-op Ill have to check and Ill have to call our plattsburg TSC to find out about a discount! thank you so much Ill let you guys know!--How do you store such large quantities-400lbs at a time I mean -what is it in?
     
  8. sonew123

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    yes we have a co-op but they dont sell chicken food :-( and theres only 1 within a 3 hour radius from what I can tell. The TSC I will call on the pallet discount?
     
  9. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
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    I would, they reconized me coming in once a week till the grain elevator started up and they offered the deal to me (think it was store manager) problem is, I would have to split that, because 25 50lb bags of feed would last me a while
     
  10. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I go throgh 1500 lbs in 4 to 6 weeks. its placed in gunny sacks and we just stack it 3 ft off the floor in a cool garage. when it heats up I only get 1000 lbs so it doesn't go stale.

    most co-ops will mix you up a batch or will order it for you. even if they don't carry it.
     
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