Chicken Software LLC For those who believe cattle over pets but know cattle are ...
Comparing chickens to Cows:
- too heavy
- too much feed
- too much waste
- too much roam
- too expensive
- but tastes great
Besides there's nothing wrong with an Angry Bird when things go foul.
And from the "let's get real department"... a cow can weight about 1500 pounds and a chicken 13 pounds.
While you'd expect the disposal to be proportional... cow disposal costs between $150-$200 and a chicken $20.
If you've ever watched 'Incredible Dr Pol' or hoof triming vloggers on youtube you'd see that cows are extremely
valuable to the farmer maybe more than pets. They prvide money, food, and some affection.
UPDATE: "what about the barn vs coop?" Ah for shucks sake! When you build a barn to host your cows you have
barn sized maintenance to pay. Sanding, painting, cleaning, stocking, moving cows from here to there. It's
slow and expensive. One homesteading video I watched showed a farmer moving his cows from one electric
fenced in pen to another... much like one would rotate crops. But sometimes they would escape the pen.
Another chicken farmer had an indoor/outdoor coop that could be easily moved from here to there or not at all.
Thirty cows or 30 chickens... which can you host in your Manhattan apartment?
UPDATE: "Anything related to a farm is work, not a hobby" -- Marty Rainey
For a quote on your next chicken or coop; or if you were offended by the simplicity of this page drop me an email,
- gestation - cows 283 days gestation, chickens 21 days
- maturity - cows 2 years, chickens 3-4 months
- lifespan - dairy cows 20 years, chickens 5-10 years
- keep - cow $500-$1000/year, chicken $165/year
- grazing land - calf requires 1.5-2 acres, chicken requires 2-3 sq ft