So we already know of the current selling prices of Broiler chickens-they range from $5.5 to $7 in Zimbabwe. Now some have been asking us about the cost of raising each bird so that they can calculate the profitability of Broiler chickens.  Please note that this is a general guide, feel free to edit it if you feel we missed certain key information or provided wrong information.

 

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Item Unit Unit Cost Quantity Total
         
Day Old Chick Cost per bird 0.9 1000 900
Total cost of Chicks       900
Feed Cost
Chick Starter-Day Old to 3 weeks tonnage 460 1 460
Finisher -3 weeks to 6 weeks tonnage 460 3 1380
Total Feed       1840
Vaccine Cost
Gumboro @ 11 days litres 0.007 1000 7
Gumboro @ 17 days litres 0.007 1000 7
NCD @ 21 Days litres 0.004 1000 4
Total Vaccine Cost       18
Medication Cost
Vitamins (g) per packet 1 2 2
Antibiotics per packet 1 18 18
Total Medication cost       20
Other Variable costs
Fuel litres 1.03 108 111.24
Labour @ $60/month hours 1.5 60 90
Gas per kg 2.5 100 250
Wood shavings per bag 0.5 160 80
Detergents litres 11 1 11
Disinfectants litres 30 1 30
Total Other costs       572.24
Total Rearing Costs          3,350
Cost of Mortality (5%) 167.5
Total costs including Mortality          3,518
Total Cost /Broiler       3.52