Sunday, July 7, 2013

No More Meaties

This batch of Cornish X will be the only ones I do this year. I just can't take any more of all this work in the rain. The flies are out of control. The feed is molding in the bags in the loft because of how wet the air is. That means I can't buy more feed in bulk. Which means I won't make any money on the birds.

I have 48 chickens right now. I think I'll keep 12 for my family and my butcher helpers will probably want several. I'll probably have only 25-30 birds to sell.

I may change my mind if the weather turns around and I sell these goat kids. But for now, I am going to have to free up some time especially with school starting up in August and one of my boys wants to play fall baseball. I can't even fathom how much time that is going to take.

1 comment:

  1. With the price of feed these days, chickens aren't hardly worth messing with other than for a few eggs. They don't seem to be the money maker they once were. If this country would stop wasting grain on making fuel things would be a lot better.