For chicken feed - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
for chicken feed
for chicken feed and for peanuts
Fig. for nearly nothing; for very little money. (Also used without for.) Bob doesn't get paid much. He works for chicken feed. You can buy an old car for chicken feed. I won't do that kind of work for peanuts!
References in periodicals archive
The trend of growing poultry demand, centered on China and other Asian countries with expanding populations, is squeezing supplies of methionine for chicken feed
Bird flu, rising prices for chicken feed
and cheaper imports from Asia were blamed.
which largely supplies the Company's internal demand for chicken feed
Formulation for chicken feed
is very expensive, employing corn, soybean and synthetic methionine.