Hello, there is a local feed mill that makes a laying feed mash that I absolutely love. It has a very potent fresh and sweet smell, it's almost moist (there is never any dust), you can see tiny bits of grain in it. It looks and smells so much better than dry, dusty pellets that smell like cardboard. And the girls love it. They lay well on it and eat it a little faster than pellets. The only question is, on the label there isn't much ingredients to it but corn and soybean meal. I'm a big fan of simple food labels for people food, but since this is all my chickens eat (other than free range grass/bugs every evening), should they be getting more variety in their feed? Or does the freshness of the product outweigh the lack of variety? I know that what chickens like isn't always what's best for them, but I would certainly rather eat this if I were a chicken than dry dusty crumbles!