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

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

  1. twhudson

    twhudson Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2007
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    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.
  3. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    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!) [​IMG]

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