See, I buy my feed in bulk every 2 months, so I only have to see that feed bill for a short time before "chicken chores" make it a distant memory. Truthfully, as long as my egg, meat and chick sales + what we consume ourselves covers the cost of the feed, I feel pretty good. My grocery bill used to reach $800 per month for 3 people. Now it's 1/4 of that. Not too shabby.