i've read a number of posts about feeding canned cat food on occasion to your chickens to provide animal-based protein. i have not done that yet, but feel it might be helpful as the only feed i can find local contains soy protein. Also, we don't have a lot of yard space and very few bugs, so worried they aren't getting much protein there. i do buy them crickets and mealworms, but those are pretty expensive. Other day at Petco (while buying crickets and mealworms) i bought a can of Tortoise and Lizard Omnivorous Food, which looked like it might be a good supplement. i was hoping for input from the knowledgeable members here. Here is what is in the lizard food: Fresh apples, fresh carrots, ground corn, whole peas, opuntia cactus, dextrose, soybean meal, fish bone meal, brewer's yeast, kelp powder, gums, banana flavoring, vitamin mix (rice hulls, choline chloride, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, calcium carbonate, alpha di tocopheryl acetate, vitamin a acetate, folic acid, calcium pantothenate, vitamin D2 supplement, D-biotin, water sufficient for processing. So, would that be better or not than occasionally feeding Newman's Own Organic canned cat food. Here are those ingredients: organic chicken, sufficient water for processing, salmon, ocean whitefish, brown rice, oat bran, flaxseed, guargum, dried kelp, tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, sea salt, carrageenan, minerals from amino acid chelate, zinc amino acid chelate, cobalt amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, sodium selenite, potassium iodide, vitamins (Vitamin E, A, D3, B12 supplements, thiamin mononitrate, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine, hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin), taurine, choline chloride. Or do i just keep buying them mealworms?