my neice is public schooled and I will get her to obtain some broilers for me to fill my freezer. They will cost me 12.00 for 25 chicks. I think I will use 4 or 5 sacks of feed in the 6 weeks before its time to show them. We won't show them because its not run fairly and the winners of the contest will actually be getting their chicks within the next 3 to 4 weeks by mail from a hatchery, but I do like the prices of the 4H chicks, so I'm taking advantage of it. Assuming I will use 4 sacks of feed, I figure it will cost me 2.40 per bird to slaughter. But I am thinking on buying a grinder and making my own. Its not like this will be the last time. I am trying to figure if I can go for under 2.00 per bird. What ya'll think. If I get the grinder, I don't feel I need to add that into the cost of the bird, because its an asset that I can reuse or sell.