Had my 6 rescue chickens for just 2 weeks now. I researched types of feed before getting them and set up an area to make my own feed for them. Now reading other posts not sure if I've done the right thing as not sure how to know if I'm keeping the minimum 18% protein that has been suggested for egg laying feed. My recipe is - 50lb layer feed, large canister oats, 2cups cracked corn, 4cups shelled sunflower seeds, 1cup Brewers yeast and garlic powder, 1cup DE, 1cup sea kelp and some mixed herbs. Was supposed to include 1/4 bag omega ultra egg but can't get that in Australia, so still looking for the ground flaxseed to replace it. Does anyone know the feed side of things and can help me? Is this good mix of protein or should I just go back to prepackaged hen mix for my girls? (I like making up there feed too, instead of tipping straight out of a bag). Ps. I put probiotic powder into their drinking water too, just a gram per litre... Appreciate any ideas on this please. Why? The first two days they laid 5 eggs between them which is average of an egg every second day for each hen, which I'm happy with...but over last 12 days only getting average 1 or 2 eggs a day at most. It could be just settling in, but wanted advice now in case I'm doing something wrong.