I am here kind of under false pretenses. I have a question about the grain that both locally raised and commercially grown chickens eat. I am interested in the economical question of how many pounds of grain it takes to produce one pound of chicken. There is a popular ratio of around five to one, but someone told me that in actual fact, the grain chickens eat, while real grain and good for the chickens, is actually not the part of the grain harvest which is for human consumption. In other words it is healthy chicken feed but would be wasted if they (and other animals) didn't eat it. Is there any truth to this? What would you say the ratio of grain to meat is? Thanks for your help.