What's the weight that you look to grow your broilers out to? I've read that smaller birds tend to sell better, as in the 2.5 to 3.5 lbs range. I've done the math, and my fixed costs would be prohibitive to sell birds under 3lbs. feed /50lbs 13.55/50=0.271$ per pound fcr 2.5 live weight 8 Feed Cost per bird 5.42 per bird buy OH 1.22 electricity 0.18 processing 3.35 FC /bird 10.17 I've been generous with the feed costs per 50 lbs and FCR. This first batch, I would get processed and afterwards I would start doing my own birds. 10.17 per bird fixed costs is pretty steep, right? Notice there is nothing in there for labor either. The numbers assume 50 birds from Schletch Hatchery, so obviously they would down a few percentage points after ordering 100 or more birds. The processing is a killer. So farmers, do you sell more lower weight birds and do you consider yourself making a bigger profit from larger birds? Also, is my live weight target appropriate? Any help and criticism is very welcomed. Thanks!