Learned about FF awhile back when towards the end of my Quad Flock, they did love it. End of last Oct I got 2 RIR & 2EE chicks, put them on FF (medicated), that 50# bag lasted until Feb this year, then switched to Multi Purpose. LOVE the benefits of less poop, less stinky & firmer too....Less water needed...no feed loss....of course the nutritional value. Fill their feeder 3x day (7am, 11am, 3pm) until they were about 5 months then cut back to 2x (7am & 3pm) but little bigger scoops. I let them out in the afternoons in my backyard (fenced) which they dug up :( I wasn't expecting them to start laying until end of April but got surprised mid March with an egg from an EE! In a few days one of the RIR laid and by the end of that week ALL were laying an egg a day! Yikes, it's just me & Hubby and I had more eggs than we could eat so the family started getting fresh eggs too!
Got nothing bad to say about FF, the feeder was an issue in the beginning. I used that chick feeder (round one) but sealed of the center hole with a mayonnaise lid. Then graduated to the trough type, removed the top when they got older but had Hubby raise it with 2x4. The last change was a plastic dog food tray, fortunately they haven't tried scratching in it so that's the latest. Any other ideas?