Info on chicken feed
We can't grow our own at this point and am checking out the cost to get started with 50 broilers. The near-by places are charging $30 for a 50# bag. That comes out to about $9 per chick for the 8 weeks from egg to table. That sure won't work. Then there are ones on the internet that charge $13 per 50# plus another $25 shipping. Duh!
I wanted organic feed, but at this point, I will take anything that is half-way reasonable in cost. From everything I am reading, feed should be around 13 cents a pound and that would work. We live in Il. were soybeans and corn grow --- seems like we could get something reasonable here. What am I missing?
BTW, we are doing the Day Range model with a pen and electric netting around the paddocks that can be moved for fresh forage weekly.