I have 10 Rhode Island red hens born 4-5-15. They began laying 9-20-15. I currently get 7-10 eggs a day, usually 8.
They live in a coop built from old pallets. Eat a ration of 30% crushed corn and 70% purina layer pellets. Since birth i have crushed every egg shell we have eaten and mixed that into their feed. They also get all the veggie table scraps and bad garden stuff. I threw a quail mineral block in about a month ago that I found onsale at a store!
My eggs are getting bigger daily now, i would call them medium on average. im hoping for some extra large eggs in the future!
Im always looking for free/cheap feed sources and I would call myself a "master scavenger" when it comes to building descent stuff on the cheap.