In the early spring/late winter my 4 hens had the yard to themselves and we had them totally on free range status. They have grit and OS free choice at the water stations and I haven't even bothered offering Flock Feed as they have been ignoring it completely. Now there is competition as many new breeders(wild birds) have moved in and are competing for resources on a 1 acre lot. They still have all the grass they can eat free choice and they are first out the gate for the morning bugs. Today I bought layer pellets with this though in mind........ Today their eggs were all in the small range and I was wondering if they aren't getting enough protein to fill their eggs properly? Shells are still perfect never had a single misfire there.