That sounds a lot more realistic.So with my rough estimate of $20 every 2 weeks, and pretending we still have 11 birds, it would cost $10 x 10 wk. / 11 birds = roughly $9/bird. That seems far more reasonable than $47/bird, haha. I suppose you would want to raise many more at once to make a higher profit, but that would cost a lot more in feed... I hate math!
I do know that the cost of feed gets very expensive when you have several chicks.
We just had 20 meat checks and we were going through 5 50# bags of feed every month. We sold the 20 chicks for $100 so $5 a piece. Funny thing is they're not using them as meat chickens.
I crossed my chickens that I have in order to create a dual purpose breed. So it works out for us because not everyone wants a meat chicken. Some want an egg chicken or a pet chicken.