Guys i have a flock of 10 rhode island reds. They are 6 or so months old. I was feeding veggie scraps, used eggshells and purina layena. They were eating me poor. I started mixing 30% or so fine cracked corn into the food and my feed cost went way down and my egg production is up also. I'm averaging 7-8 eggs a day. Hard shells, lots of 10 egg days, ect. Anyways I know i can feed cheaper, i dont need optimum production. I dont care anything about organic or gmo so that is no concern. They get all my veggie scraps and a little meat. Dogs get the meat. Hogs get bread and sweets. I planted their garden to triticale for the winter. At my disposal i have: a feed grinder, free junk wheat and oats (weevils got it), some descent wheat and trit, milo for market price (dirt cheap) , cracked corn $5/50lb, any cotton bi products (seed, gin trash pretty much free) i can get alfalfa hay and stuff like that to grind. Its hard to find info on this sort of program, all i find is anti-gmo and organic stuff. My grandpa says they fed whole milo and wheat and he fed a family of 6 on eggs. is this the way I should go?