Going back to the land is all the rage these days. Whether it’s the excitement of a pet (especially one that produces food), savings on the grocery bill, or just a desire to know where our eggs are coming from, raising chickens is an activity that’s attracted more than a few backyard farmers.
For the ones still deciding if chicken farming is for them, the big question is: “How much does it cost to raise chickens?” We’re glad you asked!
To answer simply, the maximum cost to raise chickens in your backyard will be about $69/month, for a flock of 5 hens, kept for 5 years. This includes the birds, feed, bedding, a brand-new high-quality coop, and miscellaneous costs like medicine, pest control, and feeders and waterers.
We broke down our cost projections as follows: