Amount of food and price?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by johndeerematt, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. johndeerematt

    johndeerematt Out Of The Brooder

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    I will be having 36 chickens, and I am wondering how much it is going to cost me to keep them fed happily. 28 laying hens, 7 roosters, will let them out during the day. Approximate cost??
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Rough, rough estimates.

    Number of chickens, divide by 4. (4 chickens eating a pound per day). 9 pounds per day, times 30 days, nets 360 pounds per month. If you can buy feed at a local mill, priced at $20-$22 a hundred, nets roughly $75-$80 per month.

    Again, really rough numbers, but somewhere to start anyhow.
     
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  3. johndeerematt

    johndeerematt Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Trying to pencil out if I can at least break even with my new hobby!
     
  4. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Good luck. Why seven roosters? If you're trying to break even selling table eggs then those roosters are going to cost you 25% more in feed.
     
  5. johndeerematt

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    Have the roosters just for looks.
     

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