- Jul 16, 2017
- Reaction score
- Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
$2.05 CCX straight run is better than $2.99 at Rural King? What's shipping cost?I ordered 50 from this place. Hatch date March 14
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I did some feed calculations, each CCX will need about 18 lbs of good feed. Last I checked a 50 lb sack of 21% meatbird is $22.00, that's about .45 a lb. Each CCX will need a minimum of about 18 lbs of feed to come up to a good processing weight. So 18x.45 = $8.10 a bird just for feed. This doesn't include the cost of the chicks.
For me to raise them, I would need bagged feed and I would be looking at 10+ dollars per chick to raise them to a good processing weight. Then process them myself.
I guess the days of raising 4 to 5 dollar CCX including the cost of the chick and feed are nowhere in sight
When I can buy a preprocessed and bagged whole chicken at Kroger for around $7.10. I'm thinking it's really not worth the time to raise CCX this year. But unless.maybe Rural King has $1.00 per chick that's they've fed for a week plus already panic attack 😂
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