This year as spring was warming I changed their feed from a locally milled layer mash to a commercially produced 21% protein pellet, in effort to reduce waste and lower feed cost. Because the ladies were flinging the mash and not pecking the fines from the ground. The change was successful and the cost reduced by half, laying continued, and they looked to thin a little with the higher protein feed. Now with cold temps on the way I am considering changing the feed to a 17% protein pellet, thinking that may put on some fat for the winter. Is that advisable? Thanks for your comments.