Does Raising Chickens Save Money?

Does raising chickens save you money at the grocery store? Sure it does! I haven’t bought eggs at the store in more than a year. But I buy a bag of feed every two weeks

The short answer is, no. Raising your own chickens does not save money.

Is raising chickens for meat cost-effective?

If you plan to do it yourself, you need to educate yourself on the process. Think about the cost of the equipment required. Hand pluck vs buying a plucker.

Is raising chickens for eggs cost-effective? We would need to buy about 5 dozen eggs in two week period to break even on our feed cost.

The one thing you can have with raising your own chickens whether for meat or eggs is food security.