Just curious. While I realize that most folks here have backyard flocks of less than 20 birds, some folks have more. I think that most folks have their chickens free-range or go in a run during the day but employ some feed whether it is layer feed for layers or flock raiser/chick crumbles for meaties. I think 20 is about the point where chicken keeping and feeding etc. espenses become significant. Does anyone here actually realize a profit from: -sale of eggs -sale of fryers -sale of broilers or roasters ?? Which is more profitable for you? A focus on egg producers, doing meaties and selling as free-range, or sort of a mix? I notice that chicken-keeping was very common in the US prior to the 1940s and is common in developing countries where incomes but also expenses are typically lower. Obviously there are fewer regulations (roosters crowing) in developing countries but is poultry more profitable on a small-flock basis outside the US? I know this is a very open-ended question but I'm curious what has been the experience of those who have more chickens than an urban backyard but a lot fewer chickens than a commercial facility.