will a breeding pair eat in a month? A friend has blessed me with the offer of a pair of her BRs. I'm really considering taking them, but I'm concerned with my feed bill. They're 2 years old and the hen lays very well. However, she's never successfully hatched her own poults. That doesn't concern me as I plan on selling the eggs or incubating them myself. Is owning a breeding pair really worth their cost in feed per month?