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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 Songster

    Dec 31, 2008
    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!!!!

    Chicken Girl [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  2. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Songster

    Dec 18, 2008
    McCleary, WA
    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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