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Pullet Cost Calculator

Egg Quantity per Hatch
Number of Hatches per Year
Cockerels Culled at
This is a tool to estimate the cost of raising pullets. There are a number of variables involved. Enter your own details to try different scenarios (or just leave items at 0 if they are not relevant for your situation). This does not include your labour costs.

Parent Breeding Stock

Enter only the parent poultry stock details. Exclude any poultry that is not kept for breeding.
Poultry Type
Cock Quantity
Hen Quantity
Parent Bird Value £ per Bird
Productive Lifespan Years

Coop and Run Cost £
Feeder Equipment Cost £
Drinker Equipment Cost £
Other Equipment Cost £
Lifespan of all Equipment Years
Annual Maintenance £ per Year

Housing Cost

Enter housing costs for both parent stock and chicks. Housing and equipment are depreciating assets.

Incubator Cost

Enter the electricity power usage for the incubator in Watts. The electricity running cost is entered in the consumables section. If you use a broody hen instead of an incubator then set all these items to 0.
Incubator Purchase Cost £
Incubator Lifespan Years
Electricity Power Watt

Heatlamp Purchase Cost £
Heatlamp Lifespan Years
Bulb Purchase Cost £
Bulb Lifespan Years
Electricity Power Watt
Number of 24Hrs Days on Days per Hatch
Number of 12Hrs Nights on Nights per Hatch

Heatlamp Cost

Enter the electricity power for the Heat lamp in Watts. The electricity running cost is entered in the consumables section. If you do not use a Heat lamp then set all these items to 0.

Feeding Cost

Feed cost depends on breed and fowl size. Large Fowl eat almost twice as much as bantams. Free range chickens may not need supplementary feed products such as grit and vitamins. Welfare includes medication products to control parasites such as mites, lice and worms.

Enter feed costs for both the parent stock and chicks.
Parent Feed Cost £ per Bag
Parent Feed Bag Size Kg
Chick Crumb Feed Cost £ per Bag
Chick Crumb Feed Bag Size Kg
Growers Feed Cost £ per Bag
Growers Feed Bag Size Kg
Supplement Feed Cost £ per Year
Welfare Products £ per Year

Cleaning Products £ per Year
Bedding Products £ per Year
Vermin Control £ per Year
Vet Cost £ per Year
Electricity Running Cost £ per Kwh
Total Water Cost £ per Year
Transport/Fuel £ per Year

Consumables - Other Cost

Consumables include hen house bedding material, cleaning products and vermin control products. Other cost to consider are veterinary care. Enter the electricity running cost in Pounds per Kwh. For example, 0.10 per Kwh. This is used to calculate the incubator and heatlamp running cost. If you have a water meter then enter your total water cost per year. You can also specify transport related costs for looking after the chickens. For example the fuel expense to collect feed/shavings.

Click the Calculate button below.

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