Please comment (kindly) on the strengths/weaknesses of the following chicken feed mix, as to its appropriateness for laying hens. I am a newbie chicken/pet owner.
The hens will free range a good part of each day (large city yard, lots of bugs), and be given dried and live mealworms as treats. They will also have oyster shell and grit available to them. The hens are in a chicken tractor when not ranging about.
I am aiming for low/no gluten as my son and I both have celiac disease, and I don't want us handling glutenous grains or tracking it in to our house on our feet. I know animal feed grains aren't processed to the same precision as human food, so this is a 'best effort'.
2 parts each of:
cracked corn and
1 part each of:
sunflower seed (the nut meats, no shell),
1/2 part each of:
whole flax seed.
I was thinking of adding kelp meal but haven't found a source (despite being on an island!).
Thanks in advance-