Wow, that feed is expensive. I just added it up, feed, plus a couple of bales of shavings for the brooder. $180 so far and I've got 20 5 week old ducks, 10 4 week old ducks, and 6 2 week old baby geese. That's not counting the original cost of the birds, feeders, waterers, swimming pond, fencing, coop, electricity for the brooders, heat lamps...... Roughly $5 per bird in feed to date and they are a long ways from big enough to butcher. OK, these are ducks and a dressed duck in the market would cost you a packet of cash. So I will end up with cheaper meat than buying. But I sure wouldn't want to be spending this much to raise chickens that I could get on sale in the market for 79 cents a pound. Or maybe I would because the home raised is much better meat. But, folks, you aren't going to save any money by raising your own birds. In case anyone wonders, my birds are as close to free range as local predators will allow. They are loose all day in a large orchard, nibbling on anything they find that appeals to them. I've got things planted in the veggie garden for them, but the garden is slow getting started this year, so no help there.