Feed bill....opinions please ?

Olive Hill

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I would say there is not a set amount. IMO your feed bill is "too high" when the net draw on your household funds stresses your ability to allocate the appropriate monies to other areas -- bills, groceries, savings, etc. That may be a very small number for some people, a very large number for others.
 

PortugalBreeder

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Oct 9, 2010
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It depends on your objectives with chickens, pet, hobby, eggs for personal consumption or business? .....and of course how many do you have!
 

BarredBuff

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Dec 6, 2009
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When you cant pay any other expenses. Last month we bought 90$ worth of feed but we havent bought feed in a month and a half.
 

Willow's Meadow

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Apr 16, 2010
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When you can't pay for your own feed!!!!!! LOL! Chicken feed is $14 a month, rabbit feed was(I dont buy it anymore
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) $8 a bag, the dogs are like $24 something a month(raw food) and my horse's feed is like $30-40 a month.
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jackrooster

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Jan 17, 2010
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well ussally 36 to 50 dallars a week??? is this normal.......i mean my parents pay for it........buut i was just wondering if anyone elses food bill is high......
 

Candiss

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Jun 30, 2010
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I think it depends on what you are feeding (regular feed, organic, treats), how many chickens and what breed, obviously a serama or OEGB arent going to eat as much as a orpington, RIR, etc..
 

MissJenny

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May 11, 2009
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Well, jackrooster, I see that you have over 50-something chickens. Your parents pay in the neighborhood of $36 to $50 per week for chicken feed. At most this averages to $1 per chicken per week -- that's like... chicken feed!
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jackrooster

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Jan 17, 2010
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I just feed regular layer pellet.......12.00 a bag..........over 50 chickens divided into 3 flocks......breeds consisted of silkie,brahams,cochin bantams,buff orp,SLW,GLW,barred rocks,black auprs,phenix,EE, 2 RIR's, red shoulderd yomacka, and i think thats about it...?
 

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