Maine

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by chickenboy, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. casslarrabee225

    casslarrabee225 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many chickens/ducks do you guys have and how much does it cost per month to maintain that many in your flock??
     
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I have 37 hens and a rooster plus 5 large ducks. I buy 200 lbs of feed approx every 2 weeks in the winter, less in the summer when they free range more.

    Feed fluctuates from 13 to 16 dollars a bag at my feed store.
     
  3. Speed

    Speed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have 1 rooster. I keep saying from the original flock actually he is one we hatched from our original flock back when we had a a broody and decided to let her sit on a clutch of eggs.
     
  4. Speed

    Speed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we had 19 during the summer and they were free ranging going through a 50# bag of feed in 3 to 4 weeks. we then reduced our flock to 14 and this winter they go through about 50# in 2 weeks. We have a feeder that funnels the food down as they eat it so they can eat when ever they feel like it. We do feed them our table scraps, stale bread and fruits that have started to go bad, that helps with the food bill a bit LOL around here I pay $13.00 -$14.00 for a 50# bag of feed.
     
  5. Speed

    Speed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep we been bit that's for sure. We found baby chicks and or fertile eggs for the specific breeds we wanted.
    I have a friend who wants me to hatch out some quail eggs. Told her depending on how good our first try at this incubator
    goes maybe the next round will be her quail eggs. we got the model 9200 incubator from TSC. I see a egg turn comiing
    in the near future LOL.
    Anyone know of a place near southern maine to get button quail eggs let me know.[​IMG]
     
  6. casslarrabee225

    casslarrabee225 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    200lbs for $16????? I pay $16 for a 50lbs bag at Aubuchon in Belfast...
     
  7. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Sorry the bags are 50 lbs each...
     
  8. casslarrabee225

    casslarrabee225 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to find a new place to buy food! lol! [​IMG]
     
  9. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I'd need some help moving 200 lb bags of food!
     
  10. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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