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Frieslandfilly

  • Joined Apr 2009
Poultry feed
« on: June 14, 2010, 11:16:37 pm »
I am interested to know where people get their feed from, the more chickens I get, the more i keep thinking about the costs, do people generally get feed from the local farm stores or is there anywhere else I should be looking?
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knightquest

  • Joined May 2010
  • Birmingham
    • Knight Pet Supplies
Re: Poultry feed
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 12:23:17 am »
We own a shop so we get ours from Batleys which is a cash and carry. Not sure how much others pay but if you have one near you, you could approach them. ATM they seem to be letting the general public in on a regular basis anyway. Most just say they are 'breeders' and get away with it....

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Ian (me), Diane (my wife) and 4 dogs. Ollie (Lab mix) , Quest (Malamute), Gazer and Boris (Leonbergers)

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: Poultry feed
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 07:31:14 am »
I get my pellets from a local farm shop, which is actually on a farm and the cheapest around here. The guy who runs the feed shop in Cupar buys his stuff there so I've heard..  (his markup for oystershell grit is 500%, he bags it up into little portions at 3.50 each) My grain I get from a farm along the road, which is half the price from the shop mixed grain. I only get wheat, but could get barley, too, but the ducks don't like anything but wheat. :&>

plumseverywhere

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
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Re: Poultry feed
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010, 11:31:49 am »
I live a couple of miles from the domestic fowl trust and tend to go there. used to buy the 5kg bags when we only had a few hens but have wised up to the fact that its 50% more expensive doing that! so now go for 20kg bags and have a cup of tea in the cafe while I'm there  ;)
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for www.itsbaaathtime.com and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...

CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North East Fife
Re: Poultry feed
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2010, 09:23:51 pm »
We use Crop Services(country corner), at Pittscottie, or Rodgers in Cupar

Sharondp

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: Poultry feed
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2010, 09:29:47 pm »
Used to go to Country wide but found a local farm supplies shop which is MUCH cheaper!  :)

meebh

  • Joined Jun 2010
Re: Poultry feed
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2010, 10:44:42 pm »
We live in North East Fife and have layers pellets for sale, if anyone is interested please get in touch.   :wave: :chook:

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jameslindsay

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
  • "Blossom" one of my Pygmy Goats
Re: Poultry feed
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2010, 07:37:13 am »
Hi, where exactly are you and how much do you sell them for?

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Poultry feed
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2010, 09:45:06 am »
Until I went to St Monans Vet hospital with Freckles  I didn't realise just how big Fife is - it's ginormous!  Well compared to teh Wee County it is anyway  ;D
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

 

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