Simply Resourceful

Simple ways to be more conscious about how we use our resources.

Cost of Food the First Year for 3 Chickens

On April 7th this year, our three Golden Comet Chickens will be one year old.  All together their food cost for one year was $118.00.  The chickens have an outdoor run area that they have access to 24/7.  The outdoor run receives a fresh supply of leaves about every two weeks for scratching and bugs; this will make excellent compost a year from now!  Depending on the weather and what we are doing, the chickens receive at least an hour of free range time around the property.  We would like to give them more free range time but hawks and stray dogs are prevalent here so we have to literally have them in our sight or by our side at all times.  We hope they eat a lot of chiggers this year!  The easiest way to lure them back into the coop is to give them a handful of chicken scratch (mixture of corn, oats, and wheat).  We also give the chickens apple cores, celery stalks, and other vegetable scraps.  These ladies are well-fed!


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A weekly update on our adventures of trying to be more self-sufficient by using resources wisely. We explore a variety of topics that most broadly fit in the "Homesteading" category, i.e. beekeeping, organic gardening, edible landscaping/fruit forest, food preservation/canning, woodworking, soap-making, and environmental stewardship.

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