Chicken Feed Cost Calculator

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Whether you are planning to get chickens for the first time or looking to add more beauties to your flock, that responsible voice in your head is probably asking you, "How much is this gonna cost me?".

Buying chicken feed is the main ongoing cost of keeping chickens, so you are smart to get the hard numbers.

Use the tool above to calculate the cost of feeding your chickens based on the size and age of your (future) flock. We'll tell you how many pounds and bags of feed you’ll need on a weekly or monthly basis.

Baby chicks (0-8 weeks) eat about 1 lb. of feed a week.

Growers (8-20 weeks) eat about 1 1/2 lb. a week.

Laying (10+ weeks) hens eat about 1 1/2 lb. to 1 3/4 lb. a week.


It might make sense to specify that you are talking about 23lb bags in the calculator results. OR, have the calculator spit out lb. results

Leslie June 15, 2023

New Chicken Mom here 👋. I came on looking for the coop calculator but I’m leaving feeling like a Chicken Guru! So much good information on this site. Thank you 👏

Ms. Sherry June 15, 2023

I am interested in raising 4 hens.that is the code in my community..the cost was welcome. Accord ING to your calculator.

Robert Salaza5 December 07, 2022

I’m planning on buying a few chicks next week and this blog did help me figure out how much feed I would need for them.

Wendy April 08, 2022

Chirp on in

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Been with Mile Four for about a year & our layers love it!!! We recommend it to everyone. We’ll keep buying it, hope you will too. We think you’ll love it as much as our hens do.

Jim McBride: Cheek, Texas

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