How expensive are chickens on a month to month basis?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sweettea75, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. sweettea75

    sweettea75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Not the birds themselves, but feeding them, etc? The kids and I are trying to convince my husband we NEEEEED chickens and he is wondering about the monthly expense. I'm certain they won't actually cost that much, but he always takes the worst case scenario outlook.
     
  2. TravisE

    TravisE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i spend 15.49 a month on feed for 9 hens. that a 50lb bag a month. what cost is the coop. i built mine for a little under $400. but i did add on more run. from some building materails some one gave me. here it is befor the add on.[​IMG]
    it is so worth the investment though.
     
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