Hi! I am new to chicken rearing, started 2 weeks ago, so far, I enjoy the hens so much. I really want the best fro them, and for our family. The whole point of keeping our own chickens is to know what we are putting into our bodies. My chickens are laying hens only, I am looking for a formula for making my own chicken feed that is free of soy and as close to their natural diet as possible. I have considered raising mealworms, still might take the plunge. For now, if any one has a grain/seed mix that works for them, I'd love to hear about it. My hens are free range during the day, in at night. Winters here will keep them from finding a lot to eat on their own.