How much do your birds...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kees, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I'm a wonderin' how much the annual cost is for you to maintain your current flock. Did you stay within your allocated budget?


  2. Darin115

    Darin115 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2008
    Asheboro, NC
    I would hate to put a dollar figure on it. I am sure I would sell everything and get out of it. Not really.

    I hatch eggs and sell the chicks. I make absolutely no money at it at all if you count my time. I just do it because my kids like to see the chicks hatch. Wife does to.

    I just hatched 19 chicks for my uncle. His flock is very old and I have been providing him eating eggs for a year now. He culled all but 3 of his hens and is starting over with a new flock. They hatched on Sunday and Monday. He has a long wait.

    I have $350 in my chicken "house". Another $100.00 in a coop. I have $0.00 in another "house" that I use. It is my FIL's house.
    I have spent about $20.00 on a waterer for my big girls. I was given gallon drinkers from a buddy that has chicken houses. So that is $470.00 in coops and supplies. We could probably add another $100.00 for things I have probably bought but forgot about. We are up to $ 570.00. Plus the cost of my original flock, $50.00. That is $620.00 less the chicks and chickens I have sold this Spring. Guessing, $100.00. That is $ 520.00 plus the cost of feed. $10.00 per week in laying pellets. $10.00 per week for start and grow. I did however spend $15.00 on some turkey starter for the last batch of chicks.

    That is $1040.00 for feed in a year, give or take. So $1560.00 that I have spent in the past 12 months. Less the eggs that I have sold. No clue how much that is. But the enjoyment factor that these chickens bring me far outweight the $1560.00 that I have spent in the past 12 months.

  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I lost count...............$250 + a month in basic feed alone [​IMG]
  4. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
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  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Ive decided to keep track this year of how much I spend on the birds (chickens, ducks and geese)

    So far, this year from Jan 1st to now, Ive spent $205.97
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  6. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Rhett&SarahsMom :

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    So I'm thinking that's it's flexible?


  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Oops. Double posted it.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  8. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Ohio near Coshocton
    Oh how can I put a dollar amount on happiniess?! In other words I just don't add up the cost! Love is priceless! Plus the hens keep all the food scraps out of my fridge! My little feathered garbage disposals! [​IMG]

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