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Buying and raising meat birds for other people.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Chicken Girl, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so i am going to be buying and raising meat birds for some one [​IMG] . They will be helping us butcher all of them [​IMG] [​IMG]. But if i were to charge them for buying food, birds, and raising how much should i charge? Thanks A Bunch!!!!


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    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  2. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least 5 a bird. and that would be at cost or below cost. You would have to figure what your chicks cost, feed prices and butchering. figure feed at 3 lbs of feed to every 1 lb of dressed meat
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    Worked it out with a student and I think his break even point was right at that $5-6 range and he charged $8 a bird I believe...later on he went to $10 but that was him processing...I am fairly sure
     

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