I will hopefully be getting my chicks this spring so I'm trying to get my ducks in a row. Now I'm thinking about feed. Is it better to give them feed with animal protein? I tend to gravitate to the Purina poultry feeds just because all of our other animals have mostly been fed Purina feeds over the years--its just a name I'm familiar with. I know the Layena has vegetable protein. Since chickens are omnivors, I'm not sure I want to cut out one of their food groups. I just want to do what is healthiest for them. Should I add some type of animal protein if I feed Layena even though it's a complete feed? They will be in a run most of the day and will free-range for a few hours daily, so they will get bugs and possibly a crawdad or two. Also, I think Purina's chick feed is also a grower. Is this really ok? I thought during the grower stage, chickens got a different level of protein. Thanks for the advice.