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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kinipela, Dec 27, 2011.
Does anyone know the cost to run a 250w bulb monthly?
Probably a lot more than just eliminating drafts from the coop area. Many folks do not add heat for winter chickens, unless your closer to the arctic circle.
For the early days when you have to run it 24/7, figure whatever 6 KwH/day works out to at your local rates
Thank you everyone. We are moving them to the brooder and will need heat for a little while. We only pay 15cpk so it shouldn't be that bad.
I think I once calculated about $10 a week to run a 250W 24/7 at my house.
Look at the kilowatts used at your house, on your bill. Divide those used kilowatts into the dollar amount of your bill. You'll likely get $.18, give or take, depending on your electric company. Each watt used over an hour, equals 18 cents. Here, I've computed the cost of running a 250 watt bulb at $25 a month. Running two bulbs costs $50 a month.
Simply using the cost stated per kilowatt hour advertised by your electric company is a bit fake, because there are so many stinkin' added fees and surcharges.