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.
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.