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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.