So we have 20+ chickens and will be adding many more we live on an acre but hopefully will be moving to a much larger piece of land hopefully being able to give them so much more space. Right now we feed pellets and let out to free range in the evenings and in the summer they eat less feed then they do in the winter. We are basically looking for ways to break even all year long if not make a few extra bucks. So starting with feed. Other then doing more free ranging which at the moment in not an option as I have to be home cause we have a fox. So obviously feeding table scraps would help, but I do worry that it may get to be to fattening for them. We feed them old veggies or ones coming close to going bad, and I hope next year to plant a chicken friendly garden. So far I am feeding about 1 large scoop of feed for 18 ish chickens and some days they don't even eat that. Any other suggestions for feeding them on a small budget but still keeping them happy and healthy? All suggestions are appreciated. And if their are ways to get them off feed almost entirely that would be good to if it would be possible. Just thought I would mention a system we are looking at doing and that is adding large runs off 3 sides of the coop and alternating which run is being used each week or every few weeks with some added free ranging in the evening. I would also like to mention I realize it will be hard to make any if only a little profit, but would like to try.