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Cost Per Pound

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

  1. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    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

    Jan 5, 2013
    Fort Collins, CO
    Try fermenting the grain. Also graze them on greens.
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Songster

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    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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