Feed bill....opinions please ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jackrooster, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much would you say .....untill your feed bill is "to High"
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  3. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
  4. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  5. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 [​IMG]) $8 a bag, the dogs are like $24 something a month(raw food) and my horse's feed is like $30-40 a month. [​IMG]
     
  6. Candiss

    Candiss Burdette Bantams

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    My chickens cost about 150-200 a month and my dogs cost about 600, so I am broke..

    Candace
     
  7. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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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......
     
  8. Candiss

    Candiss Burdette Bantams

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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..
     
  9. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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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! [​IMG]


    Jenny
     
  10. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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