msemanuel that is an awesome coop! i wish i had the space, skill, money to build one of those. how big is it? lisa i would up the protein and you will also get bigger eggs by doing it. i now feed 18% all flock but i was feeding the 20% layer for most of the time i have had my girls but went to all flock because its cheaper and the younger girls can eat it. but yeah i think i would up the protein all you can, cat food is good, canned tuna and stuff like that works well. and giving them more space will help too. also remember that if you give them scratch and stuff it cuts their protein intake. oh and yes i feel very lucky getting this pencil rock, she looks so sweet. and i am happy to join the club of buying birds from cynthia. and i am very thankful for cynthia and how helpful and nice she is.
I do something similar. I live close to Leland Mills and get a bag of 18% layer and another bag of 24% then mix the two together. I've been doing this all winter and the girls have done really well with it.