The traditional way to buy feed for your farm animals is to hop in the car and go to your nearest farm supply and pick up a bag. But with the convenience of online shopping nowadays, have you ever considered purchasing your feed online as well?
Here are a few points to think about to help decide if this is something you should try.
How much do you need? The bigger the bag the more shipping is likely to cost the company so you’re probably going to pay a little more. Many sites like Amazon offer free shipping on many products so this may not even be an issue depending on where you choose to purchase the feed. This 5lb Chick Starter is included in Amazon Prime and may be all you need at one time. Larger farms may however find the shipping on 50lb bags too much to swallow.
What kind of feed do you need? I have found that rabbit feed seems to be about the same price or even less online as when I buy it in the store. Chicken feed, however, always seems to cost a little more than I’m used to paying.
Is your current feed store too inconvenient? Buying feed while out and about may not be a major deal to you if you can just pop in while running other errands. However, if, like me, you have to go out of your way to buy feed, then online may be the way to go. Another advantage of buying online when you notice you are running low, you can just click a few times and be done with it instead of trying to remember to buy more feed on your next outing.
So if you can find the product you need within your budget, why not give it a shot and see if it makes your life on the farm a little easier?