I have 10 one year old Wyandottes, all very healthy and productive layers. I feed the best Layer feed I can find which for me is Modesto Mills Soy/Corn Free pellets. I liked Scratch and Peck Soy Free Layer but was throwing away too much fines from the S&P. I was supplementing their feed with vegetable greens every day in the belief that they would increase the Omega 3 in the eggs. After doing some research, I found that this was not the best approach. Chickens are in nature Omnivores and seek out both animal and vegetable sources of protien. So I wondered why all the mass produced chicken feeds were only grain based. I also wondered why most people recommend feeding vegetable scraps to increase Omega 3's when vegetable protien has only ALA Omega 3 which is poorly utilized in humans. We (people) benefit most by intake of Omega 3's from animal source protien such as fish especially salmon or high fat fish and organ meats such as liver, heart and brain, although cholesterol is more of a concern with these sources. (Now science is saying this may not be true, but that is another discussion for a different time). So I began looking around for other sources of high Omega 3 to supplement my chicken feed with instead of vegetables. It seems the best source I could find without feeding raw fish which is both expensive and difficult to store and feed because of the mess. I found what I think is a good solution and would love some feedback from people here. I have started adding dry cat food to their feed. The problem wit cat food is that there are a wide spectrum of what is available from outstanding to really bad. I decided on a brand available near me called Orijen. I mixed the fish and meat variety's together and supplement about 5% of their diet. It has no added sodium, about 40% protien from a variety of fish and organ meat from animal sources and about 2% Omega 3 which is DHA which is better for us and should result in a healthier egg. I have been doing this for about a week with no loss of production and the droppings are healthy (no diarrhea). I think I may continue doing this all year and would love the hear comments of either approval or dissaproval with some reasons why. Should I only do it during cold months or during molt and not all year? If I add this form of Omega 3 should I stop feeding vegetable scraps since the feed is all grain based with vegetable protien? Is the cat food bad for chickens in some way I am not aware of? It is a high quality cat food with no added sodium, but still it is cat food and feels a bit wierd. Do you agree with this or disagree. Thanks for your responses.