New to back yard here. I have a older hen, about 5yo that lays 1 egg aprox every other day. Dont know type and dont seem able to post photos here. Now I have her and what looks to be 3 Rodeisland red hens. guessing about 16 -18 weeks old. Older hen seems to have adopped them. LOL they follow her around and she stan ds watch while outside. Kind of funny I am feeding them Purina Poultry grit, cracked corn, Oyster shell and poultry layer crumble. Mixed equal parts of all this together. Also use a scratch for outside. They dont seem to be eating much of the food but what little scratch I place outside is gone quickly. I have 2 large water tanks, a gravity water and a 5 gal bucket of water in the coop. They have a fenced yard outside the coop but too many dogs and yotes to free range. Dogs are how I ended up with the other three. Just asking for thoughts and suggestions. Oh and for bedding Im using shredded news print.