HOW MUCH IS IT COSTING YOU ThIS YEAR IN FEED

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jk47, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I would be fun to see how much a bag of feed cost depending on what state your in and what brand you use
    I well go first I live in sandigo,CA and I buy a 50pound bag of ace hi layer pellet for 17.00 per bag
     
  2. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    -in Texas. We purchase 40 lb. bags of NatureSmart Organic crumbles. Last year they were $38.99. -recently went up to $41.99. [​IMG]
     
  3. Jakoda

    Jakoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy 50# bags of Nutrena crumble for 17.00 at TSC
     
  4. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah who ever said raising chickens was gonna save money is a lair or just trying to justify it to the non chicken neighbors who only pay 2 or 3 bucks a carton for eggs
     
  5. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    -no doubt! We do enjoy the chickens as pets, though. My daughter loves 'em!
     
  6. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

     
  7. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Last year I made $250+ from my 25 chickens and that was only my first year.
     
  8. Cknldy

    Cknldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you subtract what you spent on them from that #? Lol, I made the mistake of justifying my latest chicken order by telling dh I KNOW they will make me a profit...WHEN they start laying good! With the chick order costs, supplies other than lumber for the coops and feed I am up to almost $400 in just under 12 weeks for about 50 chickens. Yep, I am really trying to rush up the laying thing;-)
     
  9. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Yes that is $250 profit after all deductions.

    It's slowed down now so I am going into breeding White Leghorns and selling fertile egg and stock.
    Just last week I had a man come and buy 13 of my chickens for $230 ( they where sold to make was for my WLH venture ).
     
  10. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spend around $1500 in feed alone in a year, not including sawdust and I did purchase new nestboxes in the fall. I use Kalmbach Feeds 20% grower, they are a smaller company from Sandusky OH. Its $13.50 for a 50lb bag. I use roughly 3 bags a week for my 75+ hens/pullets and 9 roosters. My young pullets are just about to start laying and I'm expecting 5 dozen a day, that's $35 a week or $3640 a year. That's $2140 in "profit" but if you subtract the coop cost, bedding, replacement chicks, and fencing....maybe I'll put a little in my pocket ;)
     

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