I've never raised chicks from day-olds and I'm itching to do it. Ideal is still selling their best egg-layers and the minimum I need to order is 10, a perfect number for a first-timer, in my opinion. The question I have is this: if I raise them for about 5 months how much feed do you think they would go through in that time and how much should I charge for point of lay hens? I'm in WA state near Seattle. I'm thinking they would be ready April/May-ish. The complication is that I want to place a larger order for rare breeds when they become available in February and will need the brooder space at that time. I have a nice large coop and run and the older chicks could be put out there possibly, if the other hens treated them well. What do you say BYC-ers? Thank you!