Hi all!! I am very new at this to please bear with me! I was planning on getting 6 buff orpington chicks in April and I was so excited. My husband waited and waited to tell me a few days ago that he didn't know if we could afford to feed them for not. He didn't rule it out as of yet, I have until April to order them at the local feed store. I know nothing about feeding chickens and the cost of it. I have 2 geese , but they come and go as they please and they haven't had feed in about 2 years....I was buying them feed but they would rarely come home to eat it. The only thing I see them really liking is the feed the horses drop when they are eating. I am not sure what they are liking better than the feed, but it must be good. They hang with the Canada Geese. Anyway, the chickens won't have the option to leave and eat whatever, so I need to know a round about cost to feed 6 hens per month. I have a nice little hen house that was previously a goose house before they left and a guinea house when I had my guines. It has a locking door for them at night so they will be safe and an enclosed run attached. They will be allowed to come out and roam the backyard when I am out to supervise...we have some nasty hawks..apperently they love the taste of guinea I don't want to get them and not be able to provide them with the best life they could have. Any Advice for a Newbie?