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Cornish Cross Spring 2018 Cost/Profit/Loss or Freezer Meat

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by baymule, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Mar 23, 2018
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    I got 30 Cornish Cross chicks this morning, one was dead, leaving 29. They cost $1.60 each. We got week old CCX chicks at TSC a few days ago for FREE. We got 25, one died leaving 24. So now we have 53 CCX chicks.

    I will post cost, any sales, and freezer meat.

    Y’all join in @frustratedearthmother @NH Homesteader @Mini Horses (you know you want some) and anybody else that is raising CCX chicks.
     
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    baymule

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    @CrealCritter heres a pic of the new chicks! I also ordered some Australorps.

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    CrealCritter

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    Their all to young to stink - so yeah they are cute for a couple of days aren't they?
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    I bought my 12 meaties and a bag of starter feed for them on Tuesday.
    12 Meaties @ 1.99 and a 50 lb bag of starter for 16.99. My total investment so far is 40.87. At this point my cost per bird is already $3.40.
     
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    FarmerJamie

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    Hmmmm, back in the day, each bird costed out about $11 per bird, including paying for processing, but no labor charge in raising them. Still the rule of thumb of 2 lbs feed to get 1 lb bird?
     
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    FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Mr. Sensitive

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    Word. :thumbsup
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Yep about that if you give them the right protein. We usually finish around $2.50/lb and process ourselves.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    We'll process ourselves too.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    I'm still lurking by the tubs in TSC :hide

    30 tonight. HEAR ME??? 30 frickin degrees!! :( I wil NOT have them in my house again. I wait.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    UGH!

    I'll be complaining of heat and humidity before you get warmed up! Sorry....
     

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