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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Oregon Blues, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    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.
     

  2. LukensFarms

    LukensFarms Chirping

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    Try fermenting the grain. Also graze them on greens.
     
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Songster

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    You might want to look into raising feed for your chickens. Mine love garden greens, and all things kitchen scraps. Turnips are high in protein. I don't know what would grow well in your area, but it might help cut down on costs.
     

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