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Chickens For Meat? - Cost/Breed/Feed?

Chickens For Meat? - Cost/Breed/Feed?

 

Chickens For Meat? - Cost/Breed/Feed?

 

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by Ireland-or-bust ยป Thu May 22, 2008 10:02 am

 

Hi all,

I'm hoping to get my chicken meat from my own supply.

Now, here are the questions...

1. I have Light Sussex and Dorkings, Are they fast enough growers?
They are certainly fat enough...

2. How long will a L.S. take to get to an eating weight?

3. How much food will it take to get it there?

I would like to get broilers, but they have to be bought and that to me is not sustainable at all.

I have all the gear/space etc i just need a bit of info from someone who has DONE IT already. I have an 80 egg incubator and barn space for 3 times that in hens.

I am getting a horrible feeling that the feed is going to cost more than the chicken in the super market. It doesn't matter that it's nicer.
The electric company doesn't accept niceness cheques.

TIA
Mark

 

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