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

twhudson

Chirping
12 Years
May 24, 2007
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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!!
 

Chickenaddict

Songster
11 Years
May 19, 2008
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50
223
East Bethel MN
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.
 

needmorechickens!

Songster
11 Years
Jul 2, 2008
1,559
11
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West TN
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!)

~Rebecca
 

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