Want Bulk Chicken Feed in the GTA?

Hi all,

I’m looking into the cost/benefit of logistics and infrastructure to buy our chicken feed in bulk this year. Inquiries to Jones feed mill came back with a 2-tonne minimum, and I only need ~1050kg of Grower this season. We use Maitland Valley Non-GMO grower btw. Wondering if anyone wants to go in on some feed with us? Approx. 950kg (38x 25kg bags) that would need a home. I have so many clean, saved feed bags that they could be filled from our bin (yet top be purchased) for transport to your farm. Pls. get in touch if you’re interested 519 400 9213

Sarah

Hi Sarah,
Have you considered getting your feed in tote bags? The large white bags that hold approx 1 tonne. I get my feed in these from Jones just now and I’m getting similar quantities to you. You pay the bulk price for the feed but then you pay for the bag ($35 iirc) so it doesn’t end up a huge amount cheaper but at least the tote has value around the farm, instead of all of the bags!

Where abouts are you located?

Hi Ben,
I’ve gotten feed in tote bags before yes, the chipmunks hit the jackpot the day the totes arrived haha. How do you keep them protected from moisture/vermin? I’m located just north of Bolton, Ontario.
Thanks,
Sarah

Lol! I empty the totes into a big plastic bin that is skid sized and holds about 1m3, any excess goes into a food grade barrel. I just pick the tote up and empty out the chute in the bottom.

Not a perfect system but I find it helps if you can’t get enough together for a bulk order. I’m just west of Cambridge, shame we’re not closer as we use the same feed.
Cheers, Ben