Researching to start own chicken farm

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PerryShaw, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. PerryShaw

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    Need all the info. I can get
     

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    liz9910 Crowing

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    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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  4. PerryShaw

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    Thank you will read up on everything.
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Search the forums, question away, plan and you will be successful. Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. PerryShaw

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    Does anyone know the cost of feed of 25 Cornish x chickens from time of chicks to the freezer
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    You might want to check out the Meat Birds forum, especially the fermenting feeds thread on that. Cost will depend on what feed runs in your area and to what age you are growing the birds. Here are a couple of charts, ie the first one figures about 15 pounds of feed per bird to 9 weeks.
    http://organicfeedstore.com/feed-consumption.htm
    http://puyallup.wsu.edu/soilmgmt/SusAg_PasturedPoultry.html
    http://www.homesteadorganics.ca/meat-chickens_fr.aspx
    http://www.chickenthistlefarm.com/blog/2011/8/17/2011-pastured-chicken-season-statistics.html
     
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  9. PerryShaw

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    thank you for all the good read I got more info than I thought I would ever get.
     

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