How Much Do Chickens Cost? Free Calculator

Flock size i 6 is most popular.
Starting Age i Hatching Eggs: 21(ish) days to hatch Baby Chicks: 0-8 weeks New Layers (started pullets):15-22 weeks
Needsi Brooder and Heat Lamp: Heated enclosure required for hatching eggs and baby chicks.
Budget i $: Cheap, DIY supplies $$: Middle-of-the-road supplies $$$: Premium, high-quality supplies

Results

--
Set up i This is calculated based on the size and age of your flock, and what materials you will need to purchase.
--
Monthly i "This number is based on the cost of feed, bedding, and miscellaneous monthly costs. Chicks eat 4 lbs of feed a month. Growers and layers eat about 8 lbs of feed a month."

So you're thinking about getting backyard chickens—that's wonderful!

It's no secret that raising chickens is rewarding and fun, but there are a few upfront and ongoing costs to mull over.

How big of a dent will this make to your wallet? Let's find out.

Chirp on in

Comments are moderated before being published due to spam, bots and other internet scum

My chickens are loving this food. Right now they get crumbles, pellets and Mile Four feed, spoiled girls!! The Mile Four is always gone first!!

Laura Castellanos