I am really thinking about doing this, trying to raise some meat birds. Here is how I have justified it to myself, my daughter, and friends.. 1. I am not a vegetarian, so every time I buy a chicken at the store, I am promoting the horrible conditions they put those animals through just to sell us cheap meat. 2. Who wants to buy meat that has been injected with broth? 3. I can give these chickens an excellent life, maybe short, but they will be happy. 4. They only live to be about 12 weeks old before they die of natural causes anyway (this is the reason that I think I can do this. Now I cannot process the chickens myself, but I think I can make an appointment to get it done . So here is my question, if I get 10 meat birds, how many bags of feed will they need from start to finish? Has anyone every kept track of that?