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Would you buy a 25# bag of feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LaurelRidgeDreams, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Songster

    Jan 23, 2010
    Mountains of NC
    Would you be interested in buying chicken feed in 25# bags instead of 50#?
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2011
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    The only bag of feed that I have bought in 25# bags is chick starter for a small brooder of chicks.
  3. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    Are you asking what the benefits would be? Would the price per pound be the same?
  4. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Crowing 8 Years

    Jan 12, 2010
    I know they're lighter, but it would also end up being twice as much work... and cost per pound, usually ends up costing a little more in the smaller bag.

    so no I probably wouldn't.
  5. Mervin

    Mervin Songster

    Jan 25, 2010
    Central Pennsyltucky
    I buy it in 100# sacks. It saves me about $5, I think. I was going to start getting 50# sacks, but decided to just hatch more chicks to use it up faster. Chicken math, ain't it something?

    Edited for spelling...
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2011
  6. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    I buy that size often if I am low on cash and if it is comparable price per pound. Gets me by until I can afford a bigger sack of feed but as you know, it only lasts half as long. : )
  7. lleighmay

    lleighmay Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Woodlawn, VA
    I only buy 25# bags of things like chick starter since I never keep more than a dozen or so in the brooder at a time. I buy 50# bags of layer and won't go any larger since my middle-aged back won't put up with the extra weight. I know it would be cheaper to buy in larger volume but the extra money is worth it so I can still walk afterwards :)
  8. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    I wouldn't buy it, only because the smaller bags are a little over 12 bucks and the 50 lb bags are about 18. So in reality I get more bang for my buck by buying the bigger bags. :)
  9. cheri222

    cheri222 Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Erie PA
    50lbs only lasts me about 3 weeks. I don't have storage for more and it wouldn't make sense to buy less. Same with the dog food, I also buy 50lb bags. Lifting wise I guess I would buy several smaller bags if the price was comparable.
  10. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Songster

    Jul 8, 2010
    Constantia, NY
    I definately would. Let's just say, a 50# bag is more than 1/2 my weight. I have to get a friend or DS to help. I couldn't even imagine me trying to lift the 100# bag. lol

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