mabaging prices....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silkielover1731, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. silkielover1731

    silkielover1731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    im going to start this thread about prices on food and supplies for your flock......feel free to add all your prices. i will be updateing every time i get new feed or something...



    so here are the prices i just got of the internet from tsc:\





    duMOR chick starter/grower:$15.49
    producers pride cracked corn:$10.99
    purina flock raiser sun fresh recipe:$17.49
    shaveings(bedding):$5.49
    treats(mealworms):$5.99




    now if i go to the store (i have to need everything) i would spend $55.45 w/o tax
    with tax $59.88

    and mabey new waters and feeders (or baby chicks today is the last day for chick days but i have eggsin the bator so im good lol



    so come on post your costs!
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, it is expensive to get started. I don't see anything on your list about housing or brooding.

    Then it continues to be expensive to buy feed and buy birds.

    Fun hobby, though
     
  3. silkielover1731

    silkielover1731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have had chickens for 5 years now...........im just new to the site.............
     
  4. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Once you are set up, the feed is the main cost. If it is costing too much, you can reduce your bird numbers.

    Many on here get more and more birds, and I have fallen into that trap myself, I mean, I walk into the feed store, saying I need 6 chicks, walking out with a dozen. [​IMG]

    But, come the fall, I have for the last two years, made my flock between 8-10 head. It works well for my coop/run, does not break the bank for feed. Annnnnndddd, in the spring I can do new chicks.

    Mrs.K
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    If you persist in this you'll be surprised at how expensive your eggs are.
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I did alot of trolling on freecycle and craigslist for our coop and materials, so we ended up not having that expense (unless you count my time spent finding it all). That being said, my last trip to the co-op cost me almost 75 big ones. I got-
    1 50lb bag of laying pellets
    1 50lb bag of 2 grain scratch
    1 50lb bag of Super Breeder crumbles
    And 2 bales of dry nest

    I have about 30 or so birds, and that usually lasts me about (almost) a month
     

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