I finished sending the last of this year's meaties to freezer camp this weekend. I was just totaling cost vs. pounds. I ordered 55 CX from Welp and they sent 57. I put 49 in the freezer at an average weight of 4.5 pounds. It cost me $1.73/pound put in the freezer. That includes cost of chicks, feed, and vacuum bagging. There is no cost included for labor or pens and the like. I sold about half of them to friends and family to help offset some of the cost of mine. I sold them for $11.00/bird and had one person make a comment about "black market prices" I just asked him if he knew how much work went into getting that bird ready for the table. I processed completely by myself. The wife will help put them in freezer bags but she can't help in the processing.I told him I would eat them all before I sold them any cheaper. He laughed and bought 2. I am currently experimenting with a group of DP cockrels to see what it costs per pound to get them put in the freezer. I have RIR, SLW, BR, and BO. I would prefer to go with a DP breed if the costs are even anywhere close to the same. I dont' mind the extra time it takes but I don't like how fragile the CX seem to be. I also want to see if I can tell a difference in CX and DP as far as flavor or any other factors that come into play with regards to a quality meal. We have eaten two batches of CX so it isn't that we dislike them, I just want to see what differences there are for myself.