I just started with the cornish x this summer and raised and sold 3 batches. We will definitely do it again next spring. But I am wondering how much it is worth it in reality. It is nice to have several hundred in my hand...but obviously it is not profit. I wonder how other farms calculate profit.
I added up what each batch cost me in chicks, food, processing, ice and bags. I also added up the cost of building a HH, extra waterer and feeders. I know technically I need to amortize those costs, but I am not quite sure how to do that...so I basically say that these guys paid all that off.
I also keep several birds for my own consumption and they are paid for by those that I sell. Do you count your profit with the value of those birds added in? (as in I kept $50.00 worth of birds so my profit is $50.00 more).
Thanks, I am trying to be official!