Day Old vs. Juvenile

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by snakyjake, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. snakyjake

    snakyjake Hatching

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    Has anyone worked out the feed cost of raising chickens from day old through 17 weeks?

    Looking at purchasing more birds for the flock (Rhode Island Red). I see I can order day old or juveniles. Juveniles are $10 more than day old. I'd be interested in ordering juveniles only if the feed cost work out to be the same.

    Thanks,
    Jake
     

  2. chknlitl

    chknlitl In the Brooder

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    Two 5lb bags of medicated feed lasted me forever when I had my day old chicks. Just remember it takes longer for them to start laying.
     

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