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How much do you pay for a bag of feeds in your area from 12 to 16 percent etc?? i pay about $15 a bag of 12 percent from the club price, is this a reasonable or theres more cheaper price? im in san diego area
 

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$28 just this morning in New York for a 15% 50lb performance feed.

First time I've ever bought pigeon feed (just getting my first pigeons some time this week)...I was very surprised. That's double the price of the horse grain I buy! Of course...pigeons eat less...I hope ;)
 

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Goldenboy ,

thats not bad for 50# . Here in northern AZ it was about 22 bucks last time I bought . I need more right now ... and I have a feeling it went up . Sometimes they dont even have it in stock for some reason . Is there a grain shortage or something ? :) Every other time I buy it seems to creep up a dollar.

Thats for seed .... no idea what pellets cost

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Hambone - Yeah I've just realized that I am getting my feed at a good price! I've never really compared it to anyone else price before. I do remember paying $22 for the same feed 3 months ago and was shocked at the price jump but it dropped back down when I bought feed last month. So I'm very happy about that.
 

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$22 here for 50 lbs. Gone up five bucks since last year. :eek: But could be worse. ;)
 

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Well , I stopped and bought a 50 pounder of pigeon food today , I go to one of two places . First was up to 27 bucks+ tax :eek: so I went to the other place and bought 50# for 22 bucks again including tax . Hope its not going up and I was just getting their old stock before a price increase

I hate to be a cheapskate but thats the difference of a 6 pack of beer :D in this heat .

Funny thing when you shake it down the sack looks like its 1/2 full . Makes me envy you pigeon guys in the midwest next to those corn , wheat , and milo fields .

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Chicken layer pellet (16% protein) here is $14 for 50 lb. Wild bird seeds $13-14 for 40 lb. Peas is $.78-.89 per lb. Chicken scratch is $10 for 40 lb. I think $16 for 12-14% protein pigeon bag. Prices don't seem to go down.

Msfreebird,
You consume 1 bag per week? How many birds do you have? That is crazy expenditure.
 

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I buy whole corn and wheat straight from a friend that farms, for whatever the current market price is, right after harvest, when it is cheapest.
I store it in gravity beds and load into feed sacks as needed to take home from another friends farm, where it is stored.
I get around 8500 ponds of corn and 3500 pounds of wheat at a time.
Some of the feed goes to other animals.
I also feed 38% protein fish pellets and 24% to 28 % game bird pellets or crumbles.
If you have the ability to store it, grains are much cheaper after harvest.
Keith
 

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Chicken layer pellet (16% protein) here is $14 for 50 lb. Wild bird seeds $13-14 for 40 lb. Peas is $.78-.89 per lb. Chicken scratch is $10 for 40 lb. I think $16 for 12-14% protein pigeon bag. Prices don't seem to go down.

Msfreebird,
You consume 1 bag per week? How many birds do you have? That is crazy expenditure.
I have roughly 60 birds. Fed twice a day, and they finish it all!
They do eat less in the summer months, but it is still cold here :mad: (40's at night) Our heat hasn't come to stay yet :rolleyes:
 

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Yes. The loft birds (about 45) get a 1lb coffee can scoop.
The fantails (15) get 2 1/2 cups.
Twice a day. Is that too much? Its gone in about 15 minutes!
sounds about right, maybe a bit over, I have 23 birds and they get 24 ounces in a day which is 3 cups I do beleive....so I think 2 cups sounds right and if they are eating all of it your good....
 
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