Start your own chicken co-opPosted: February 17, 2011
Despite ordering very high-end all organic feed, when ordered in bulk we’re paying less than what our local feed store sells non-organic mass market feed. While I am a rabid fan of Go Local, this is one instance where I think it is alright to bypass the local option in order to bring greater resiliency to our small town.
We also achieve efficiencies when brooding chicks, sharing equipment and rotating every other season who has the brooding at their place.
All it takes is a few conversations with other backyard chicken folks to get started!