Last batch of chicken came in about $1.75 per pound, dressed. But last spring, the feed I use cost $9.95 for a 50 pound bag. I just got back from the store and same bag of feed is now $15.00. So the chickens next spring are going to cost substantially more to reach the freezer, because when feed goes up by 33%, the chickens don't cut their intake by 33%. They will still want to eat the same number of pounds of feed.