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Whole Grain Chicken Foods

Hi all,
Does anyone know where I could find whole grain chicken foods in Ireland? Instead of the pellets.

craigmartin
Saturday, September 25th, 2021

Are you looking for something like mixed corn?

Green Rooster
Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Possibly, yes. Where could I find that?

craigmartin
Sunday, September 26th, 2021

https://robinsglen.ie/product/whole-organic-poultry-mix/

linmad
Monday, September 27th, 2021

Literally any co-op or agri store should supply wheat, barley (for ducks) oats and sometimes flaked maize. You shouldn't have to search online for it

Adrian Kelly
Monday, September 27th, 2021

Linmad I just tried these people. I am for the most part looking to buy like 30 20kg bags at a time. I called them and talked to the guy about it and he said that they are not really interested in large pallet order customers at the moment. They are having a hard time getting the supplies that they need I think.

craigmartin
Monday, September 27th, 2021

But thanks anyways Linmad.

craigmartin
Monday, September 27th, 2021

Adrian Kelly could you give me some examples of places like you are talking about? Would this include Glanbia?

craigmartin
Monday, September 27th, 2021

Our local Glanbia sells whole wheat. Any of the grain stores that take in the grain from the farmers sell it too. I use this as a scratch feed in the evenings. I wouldn't recommend suspituting it for the layers pellets as it's nutritionally balanced. Buying too much in bulk is not a good idea either as the shelf life is approx three months. It's always advisable to check the dates when buying.

Joseph lawler
Monday, September 27th, 2021

Glanbia, whynns, liffey Mills, redmills gore's Bridge, quinns, gain
They are just some in my local area, other places there's others.
If they don't have exactly what you want a good one should be able to get it ordered in. It's just about ringing around

Adrian Kelly
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Large pallet order's is 30 bags .lol.what is the name of the place that said that there are no problems wit the supply of any feeds it's actually the other way round this year .

noelc
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

I get packets of feed from beatties nr Dungannon, it has wheat,barley, pealed oats, cracked maize,grit and aniseed, 8.80 a 20kg bag, I feed it to guineas, chickens and pheasants, nice folk to deal with aswell

Peter bows
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

I forgot to mention it has sunflower aswell, I feed from spring feeders, nothing left on the floor, everything gets eaten

Peter bows
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Hey thanks everyone.

@noelc these people who said this were the robinsglen people that linmad suggested. They supply organic food, maybe that has something to do with it?

craigmartin
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Hi all,
Just to let you know.
I have just spent a good bit of time today searching for someone who could sell me whole grain chicken foods and it seems to be exceedingly rare. I finally contacted a place called Buddy Kiernan Milling that doesn't sell any themselves but said they would dig around a bit and contact some chicken or nutritional specialists or something like that and see what they could find out for me.

craigmartin
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Where are you in the country craigmartin that you can't get whole wheat, maize or oats?
That really doesn't make sense. Are you on an island off the west coast? :)

Adrian Kelly
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

I am in Co. Waterford. Close to Carrick-on-suir.

craigmartin
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Were you asking for whole grains or whole grain chicken foods? If its chicken foods most ppl you contact will be confused as that is not a thing apart from the mixed corn redmills does

Adrian Kelly
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Adrian Kelly are you thinking that I get each of these individually or as a mixture?

craigmartin
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

I was asking for whole grain chicken foods.

craigmartin
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Could you give me a link to the mixed corn that red kills does?

craigmartin
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

I meant mills instead of kills.

craigmartin
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Definitely don't say chicken foods as that will confuse them. Any agri foods place should have at least rolled oats as its extremely common for horses, wheat and barley also very common.
Couldn't find a link because they're website is awkward, it does show the store locator though so have a look.
Whole oats, flaked maize and barley all on website.
I'd get them individually as mixed corn on its own is quite expensive.

This is just redmills now, glanbia should have at least whole wheat and oats.

Best to just ring or call into them

Adrian Kelly
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

If the store you ring says they don't have it, ask to order it in.

Adrian Kelly
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

I get your pain though I actually rang redmills there for the laugh and it's as if the woman on the phone had never heard of bags of grain in her life.

Adrian Kelly
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Ok. Thanks a lot Adrian Kelly and everyone else as well.

craigmartin
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Beatties in NI sell straights and several mixed grain foods

Springwell
Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Connollys redmills or glambia have all that in stock

Michael Sherman
Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Ok. Thanks.

craigmartin
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

I think the confusion lies in the fact that they all sell what's called straights.( Whole wheat,soya, oats, barley even peas) . They don't sell a mix, you have to do that yourself.

Joseph lawler
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

I go to a co-op or farm store and get maize meal or flaked, oats and barley and mix evenly and this is what I have fed my birds for years.A bag each of all three costs me about 20 euro.That's 70Kg of feeding for 20 euro I would add wheat to this if i could find some. This time of the year I will throw them one or two heads of cabbage a week if there inside a lot. My point is you can make mix your self very cheaply.check what grains are local and mix in maize (which is corn by the way)It will probably work out cheaper for you and better for your birds.It does for me!!

roostercroweburn
Wednesday, November 17th, 2021


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