My market is just starting to take off, I have been selling my birds for $2.99 a pound. At first several people were like "I can get a whole cooked chicken at Walmart for $5." So then I had to explain to them, "yea, but who knows what's in your chicken, blah blah blah". So I took 22 (lost 3) to the processor yesterday and I have 18 of them already sold. I can't really grow any right now it's too darn hot, but I'm thinking since my market is getting bigger I should raise my cost more. Also when my customer wants their bird cut, the processor charges me $1 and up till now I hadn't charged that back DUH! So it's all still a work in progress. I need o look back at all the food costs, divide that by bird and see if I'm even making a profit. But, I would do this anyway for my family, so I feel like I am making something because I didn't intend on selling any at first. I've had meat birds 4 times now. I have found that I can get a 3 - 4 1/2 pound chicken in 6 weeks now instead of the 8.