How much does it cost to get a chick to laying age?

GoofyNewt

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Since I am going to buy chicks from a hatchery, they require a minimum number of chicks. I wanted to know if it would just be worth it to buy the extra chicks, raise them till they lay, and sell them for a higher price.
 

lazy gardener

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If you are asking if you will make a profit at this, the answer is NO! You will do well to cover your feed costs. Selling poultry, no matter what the age is a labor of love. No profit to be had for the back yard flockster. IMO, the best I can hope for is to "come out even". Not counting the many hours of work involved!
 

GoofyNewt

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If you are asking if you will make a profit at this, the answer is NO! You will do well to cover your feed costs. Selling poultry, no matter what the age is a labor of love. No profit to be had for the back yard flockster. IMO, the best I can hope for is to "come out even". Not counting the many hours of work involved!

It would have been a bonus if I made profit, but even coming out even is great! Do you think buying meat birds would be better?
 

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