I"m used to raising egg layers but have switched to dual purpose birds. I've always free-ranged my egg layers and I keep a mix of hen scratch/layer crumbles available in feeders. (Well, I used to free range. Right now, I'm having some trouble with hawks so everyone is staying in the run these days.) My Orps & Australorps are 5 months old. Their grower crumbles aren't keeping them happy and they love it when I mix the hen scratch in with their feed. And of course, since the layer crumble is mixed in with the scratch, they are getting that mix along with their grower crumbles. They also get the leftover grains, vegetables, & breads from the kitchen. I've searched through the forum and can't find the answer I need so I wanted to ask you guys what I should be feeding these birds. So far, they are happy & healthy and are already as big as my red stars & black stars who are 4 years old. But as I was sitting with them yesterday, I wondered if I was feeding them properly since they are a larger bird.