for chicken feed

for chicken feed

For a very paltry or minuscule amount of money; for nearly no money or the absolute minimum amount. I managed to get tickets! Suzy's brother has a connection in the stadium, so we got them for chicken feed! I had a few jobs during college working for chicken feed, but it was the only work I could get that fit in with my schedule.
See also: 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!
See also: chicken, feed

for chicken feed

verb
See also: chicken, feed
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Formulation for chicken feed is very expensive, employing corn, soybean and synthetic methionine.
'I am always in debt at my local agrovet for chicken feeds because what I get from the sale of eggs is not enough.