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jonny1982

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Buying chicken food
« on: January 15, 2008, 18:25 »
Has anyone got any idea to what sort of places i can buy chicken food from thats cheaper than the pet stores?


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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 18:28 »
Farmers of agricultural suppliers maybe. That what I get over here but tis different I know, sorry not much help that.  :oops:
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 18:35 »
Thats ok thats an idea. At the moment i pay about 6-7 pounds for layers pellets and 5-6 pounds for mixed corn < 20 kg > There is a agricultural suppliers near me but they arnt much different in price.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 19:32 »
hi Jonny have you checked the yellow pages for seed merchants :wink:
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008, 19:50 »
How many birds are you feeding Jonny  :?:
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008, 19:52 »
About 6-7 pounds for pellets and 5 ish for mixed corn 20 kg

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008, 19:53 »
How many birds are you feeding Jonny  :?:

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008, 21:31 »
I paid £6.50 for my last bag at the farm  :shock:  last time it was £5.50 last year £4.50.

Any of your local farms have a shop ? thats where I get mine.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008, 21:40 »
We get ours from the local farmer's co-op

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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008, 22:54 »
Because we have to get ours in bulk from the mill, our last layers pellets were £4.79, but they are £5.70 down the road

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2008, 23:30 »
I had a good result at our local corn merchants today :D  The last bag of mixed  corn I had was extremely dusty. I mentioned it as I ordered some more and the chap gave me two bags for nothing and said that he would report the problem. He then asked me if I wanted two bags of sugar beet shreds for the price of one and he gave me two bags that had been ripped. I love a bargain, it gives me a warm glow. :lol:

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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2008, 08:14 »
I doubt now you'll find Mixed Corn any cheaper than £5 for 20kg and Layers Pellets £6 for 20kg.
Try Yellow Pages under Animal Feed Stuffs & Additives or Horse Supplies.

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2008, 08:50 »
I get my layers pellets from an agricultural shoppe and last time I paid £10 for 2x20KG and I get the corn from a farm for £3 for 20KG

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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2008, 11:36 »
Don't tell him that market price (ex-farm) for feed wheat is currently £174pt - £3.50 / 20kg.

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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2008, 18:07 »
i buy layers pellets from Bocm pauls, farmgate layers pellets. They are animal feed suppliers, they were cheaper than my local pet shop.  They have a website to find your nearest supplier.



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