Hi all! Wanted to get input from others about added protein in chicken feed. Currently I am feeding the standard 16% but have been advised to feed a higher level protein for the problem of my layers that are not laying as much as they were. I have 10 (black sex linked, americana, brahma, australorpe and Sicilian buttercup), used to average 7 eggs a day. As of the beginning of sumer (We are central Florida) they dropped back, significantly. I thought it may be due to the excessive heat..its been awful! So anyway...long story short they have not regained their laying stride. I talked to the feed store and they said protein could be the issue. To bump it up. I bought a 22% today and mixed it into their current feed (approx 3 cup 16% to 1 cup 22%). Was a little afraid to do it all at once. Any advice or anyone that has tried this and had results?