Cost of raising a chick from hatch to lay???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by twhudson, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. twhudson

    twhudson In the Brooder

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    Has there been any research done on how much it costs to raise a single bird from hatch to lay? I can buy ready to lay hens for $7. Was wondering if I could raise them for less. I know it's a lot of fun to watch them grow, but money is talking louder now than fun. Thanks Guys!!
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

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    I think it costs alot more to raise them from chicks until they lay then buying a laying hen for $7 but then again it depends on how many you want.
     
  3. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

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    Ready to lay hens for $7 is a deal! I don't think you could raise them that cheap! But, you will miss the little chick stage (which is priceless!) [​IMG]
    ~Rebecca
     

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