Break it down for me PLEASE! We did Cornish 2 years ago and SPENT WAY to much money to even break even. We were feeding commerical feed which I don't plan to do this time. I would love for anyone to break down how you keep costs down. I will be raising "broilers" for our family and extended family and we want to know how to keep feed prices down. And to also come out a bit ahead since we will be doing all butchering and labor of the chickens. I would love to do this for our family over the years since I enjoy rasing chickens. This is what we have: Enough space for up to 50 birds to free range and have shelter which I am planning on doing. I know many owners keep Cornishs cooped up to get them bigger but this is not how I will be marketing my birds. They will be allowed access to pasture, bugs weeds whatever they can find and to keep them healthy looking not half their feathers gone from not enough space. I usually clean coop area weekly with new pine shavings which I can get cheap probably cost me 10 bucks a month do this. We have all the feeders and waters needed for up to 50 chicks/full grown birds. Now is my problem FEED! What do you feed your birds? Thanks for any information!!!