We are going to be getting about 100 each of egg layers (mostly leghorns and Isa browns with a few other varieties thrown in) and meat birds (cornish x). I'm having trouble finding a good place to buy bulk food in Lapeer County. I figure with that many birds we can buy larger quantities. Does anyone know of a good place to get bulk amounts? So far I've only found our local TSC. I've read that a hen will eat 1/4 lb of food a day. Does that sound right? Also how much are you feeding your cornish X? I've read 2lbs of food to every 1lb of weight gain, but not a daily total per day/per bird.
I know this is off topic, but I would also like to know any info on the laws regarding chicken raising. We want to sell our eggs and meat birds. That Mich Dpt. of Ag language can be really hard to translate and understand. I'm thinking we will probably sell at a farmers market/ flea market. Plus any other tips you can pass to a newbie would be really appreciated. Thanks!