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Old 01/04/12, 10:26 AM
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What's the price of 50# of sunflower seed in your area?

What's the price of 50# of sunflower seed in your area or the next smallest size ... 40#?

Depending on the store it's either $27.95, 28.99 or 29.99 here.

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Old 01/04/12, 10:28 AM
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I don't know about regular sunflower seeds, but we can get black oil sunflower seeds for $25 for 50#.

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Old 01/04/12, 10:47 AM
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Ours are going for $19.99 before Thanksgiving at a store not far from here that always has the best price on bird seed. 6 or 7 months ago the same store was selling Black oil sunflower seeds in 50 pound bags for $11.99. Wish I'd have stocked up back then but not enough steel drums to keep that many bags.

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I think it is 24.99 a 50 pound bag. I did buy a bag when they were on sale for 19.99 right before Christmas. I hate not feeding the birds. These were the black oilers not just regular sunflower seeds.

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Old 01/04/12, 01:36 PM
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Most places here it's $25 for 40 pounds of BOSS, sometimes on sale for $20. We only feed that and suet cakes. The other seeds just go to waste.

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You are all lucky. $28.99 for 40lbs. at TSC and $38.99 for 50 lbs. at the feed store. I just got 50 for $22 at the farmer where I buy my no soy feed. I am finally going to give some to the birds. Been saving them all for the chickens! Thought he'd be sold out and I think I may go get 2-3 more bags for Dad & I.

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Old 01/04/12, 02:27 PM
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About $30 for 50 pounds of BOSS. On sale for $21.

I am wondering what would happen if you gave the birds chicken layer pellets? They are $16 for 50 pounds and no shells.

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Around 25, but that is in the bird feed section.

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Old 01/04/12, 03:18 PM
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$32 or 70 cent a pound in bulk.

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10 bucks for a 50 lb bag, 20 for 100lber.

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Old 01/04/12, 04:49 PM
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$24 and change at Tractor Supply when not on sale..sometimes they have coupons..

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Just at Tractor Supply (TSC) yesterday. 40lb bag was 24.95. At the elevator it was 25.95 for a 50lb sack of the black oilers. I live in mid Michigan. The price seems to be high almost everywhere this season.

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Old 01/04/12, 06:07 PM
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10 bucks for a 50 lb bag, 20 for 100lber.
Our prices are about on par.
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Old 01/04/12, 06:10 PM
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Our prices are about on par.
Wow i wonder if it would be worth it for us to travel to the Wa coast for a load of feed.
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Wow i wonder if it would be worth it for us to travel to the Wa coast for a load of feed.
I doubt it. We have really cheap hay here too, but we ship very little of it east over the mountains. I think pulling all that weight over the Cascades eats up the profit margin.
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Speaking of feeding the birds. I just finally filled the feeder last week. Today I looked out and there were 8 male cardinals and as many females there, along with one bluejay.

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Old 01/04/12, 07:35 PM
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$22.00 a 40lb bag. I used to feed it to all the critters but have cut WAY back because of the price. It used to be $14 and $12 when on sale.

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$27.00 here for 50#--to high when last year they was $12.99~~

I use to feed a handful to the chickens every winter but this year the chickens get whats left on the ground from the feeder~~

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$30 for 50# here.

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My Cardinals, and various other birds, seem happy with my scattering chopped corn on the deck rails every morning. juncos, wrens, finches and woodpeckers too-and mustn't forget the bluejays.

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$20-$25 for a 50 pound bag, we mix it in to the feed for the goats.

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Just read in this weeks flyer from Co-Op $32.97

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Just picked up 200# of BOSS from Country Max. They had it on sale for $24.99 for 50#.

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Went to town today and found my area has raised the prices recently. It's now about 17 a sack.

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I enjoy feeding the birds but due to the high prices I don't feed them anymore. Our food comes before the birds. You'd think if everyone cut back and less were sold the price would come down? We are doing our personal boycott here.

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$28.99 for 40lb here. Used to feed it to the goats for extra fat on the milk stand. Not anymore!

Now I buy Manno Pro stabilized rice bran pellets.....$17.99 for 40lbs at TSC & it has more fat & vit e than the BOSS.

We used to buy wild bird feed, but haven't done that in years......Wild birds fend for themselves or clean up spilled oats left behind by the goats. Miss having my bird feeders out.

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