I am a long time lurker, and finally made an account. I am wondering if anyone has an average of how much feed it takes to raise a chick from 1 day to 20 weeks? I am debating whether or not it is worth it to raise my own chicks, vs buying them fully grown. I am only considering to do this because I really would like Dominiques, and the local feed store has several chicks at the moment.
Also, because it is easier to sex Dominiques while they are still chicks.
So far my internet surfing has suggested that it may be anywhere from a lb a week to two 50 lb bags per bird! I am going to be feeding organic, so the price of feed is going to be even higher.