In the Brooder
- Oct 23, 2012
How much does it cost per month to keep about 3 chickens??
If you ask 25 different people this question, you'll likely get 25 different replies!
There are a ton of things that go into this answer, such as:
What breed of chickens? (some breeds eat much more than others)
Where are you located? (feed prices are different across the country)
Will they get any free range time? (they can forage for "some" of their feed)
These would be the VERY basics we'd need to help give you some accurate feedback.
Very good and realistic numbers. Mine is a bit less only because I range feed on land that had been planted for feeding chickens with clovers and kelp.We've had chickens for many years, so we dont' count coop costs in our figuring any more.
Food, bedding, electricity, egg cartons for our hens works out to about $2.75/dozen eggs. I know that's not exactly what you wanted, but it's how I figure it (so I can price them properly) and the only number I have at my fingertips.