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Reasonably priced organic feed source?

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Rabbits' started by Suzy74, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Jan 4, 2018
    Suzy74

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    Wondering if anyone can recommend a good organic pellet that won't break the bank and the best source for it. Shipping costs are obviously a factor since sometimes they make a good deal a not so good deal. We have a farm nearby that does an organic pellet $35 for 50lbs. Not sure I'm going to find a better price, but thought I'd check with the forum :)
     
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    Baymule

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    Where are you located and what kind of animal are you feeding. I am in northeast Texas, I buy Texas Naturals chicken layer pellets for $26.95 for a 50 pound bag.

    Welcome to the forum! Please put your general location in your avatar. If you need advice, sometimes it is better to know where you are.
     
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    Suzy74

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    I'm in Triangle area of NC and feeding rabbits
     
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    do a google search for organic feed using your state and see what you find. In Texas, the shipping cost would be terrible to get it to you.
     
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    same weight feed x 2x+ price = ? return
     
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    Not sure what you are asking. Perhaps why we would choose to pay twice as much for organic feed? These are meat rabbits to be eaten primarily by my family and we prefer to eat organic as much as possible.
     
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    DutchBunny03 Loving the herd life

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    50 lbs of 16% protein pellets costs about $18 from Poulin Grain. Rabbits do not need pellets to survive, as long as you give them adequate supplements like oats and barley. It may be cheaper than buying special organic feed. One worry with this is that the rabbits will pick and choose what they like out of the mixed feed, and not get all of the nutritional value, like picking the M & Ms out of trail mix.