I have a free range flock of 27 birds. 3 hens are at least a year old and the other 24 young pullets that are 6 weeks old. I have been keeping them on layer but recently I tried a mix or 1/2 rabbit pellets (17%) 1/4 cracked corn 1/4 steam rolled oats. It all goes into a 30 pound hanging feeder. They seem to be eating it up pretty well and they all seem healthy. I am not doing this to save money (I'm not rich) I just know that the rabbit pellets are mostly grasses and roughage where as layer feed even though I can read the ingredients just doesn't look healthy. Does anyone have any suggestions for a feed mix? I've heard flax seed increases the omega 3's in the eggs. Anyway, I look forward to all your ideas and suggestions in the meantime I will let you know how "Brad's Mix" is working.