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Planning to buy 3 Rode Island Reds (POL) this week.

Do any of you know where i can but Layer's Pellets for a good price in (near) Belfast?

Oh and im looking to buy a bale of straw as well, any ideas?

Thank you, Paul:D

July 20, 2011 at 2:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Hi Paul, I know Pets at Home sell layers pellets they are about £10 for a 20kg bag, pretty new to this myself so not sure if this a good price but they are close by.:)

July 23, 2011 at 9:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

cottage birds
Posts: 7

Hi if you try local animal feed merchant for poultry food, much cheaper than pet shops

July 24, 2011 at 7:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Scotts poultry (Ryan Scott)
Posts: 10

look in the farming life there is straw for sale in it


July 24, 2011 at 8:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hillcrest poultry
Posts: 42

i would agree with Cottage birds, would stay away from pet shops they are far far too dear for feed

there will be lots of animal feeds suppliers, if you look in the phone book you will be able to see what animal feed suppliers are near you..


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October 7, 2011 at 3:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Anybody know of anywhere near belfast to get layers pellets? Have looked doesnt seem to be anywhere in belfast.

Thanks all for you replies, Paul :D

November 20, 2011 at 4:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

J's Orpingtons ( Jacob Hall )
Posts: 128

Paul at November 20, 2011 at 4:26 AM

Anybody know of anywhere near belfast to get layers pellets? Have looked doesnt seem to be anywhere in belfast.

Thanks all for you replies, Paul :D

Is there any Joylloes round belfast?  If so go there.


~J's Orpingtons

Exhibitor of top quality Orpingtons  + other pure breeds.

November 20, 2011 at 4:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Emma Moulds
Posts: 95

Dont go to Jollies they charge a fortune for everything! :|

Not sure which side of belfast your from but a quick trip down the motorway to lisburn, Sam McConnells is an agricultural merchart about 3/4 of a mile out the glenavy road theres 3 in lisburn but Sam has the best prices.

He charges around #8 a bag jollies charge 10.99 in saying that if you can find one closer to you would make sense as you would waste it on petrol money lol unless you plan your trip around going somewhere else 8)

If you need directions give me a pm :)

Emma x


Breeder of Large Fowl: RIR, & Coronation Sussex,  Silver Sussex & Blue Birchen Sussex & LF Chocolate Dottes available soon, also lemon cuckoo pekin bantams check out my website :)

November 20, 2011 at 5:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I would be more concerned about wanting the straw... 

Do you intend to use it as bedding for the hens? If so, its not a good idea. It holds damp and will turn to mould in a very short time (as quick as 2-3 days), leading to repisrtatory issues with the hens. 

Buy yourself a bale of shavings from a farm supplier, or even in smaller packets from pet stores. You wont need very much for each laying box, so its not like its going to cost a fortune even if you do choose to buy it in smaller quantites. That said, a full bale will cost around £6 and last 6 months+ for a few hens. 

What sort of a coop do you have in mind for the hens? Are you buying or building 1? Either way, ventilation is of the utmost importance, while not creating a draft which will cause the chickens to get a chill...

Your in the right place for info, so if there is anything your unsure of, just ask away.

November 20, 2011 at 8:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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