I'm brand new to the whole grains feed thing, but after a lot of research, I really want to give it a try. Hoping someone can offer advice on what worked for them, and how well their chickens laid while eating the whole grain diet. Don't want to skimp on nutrition for my girls!! My laying flock is 250 birds strong; I sell eggs at local farmer's market. My considerations are: No wheat or barley (I'm allergic to them & having cracked, bumpy, sore hands from handling feed is a real drag) Preferably non-GMO (my customers are a very health-conscious bunch!) Soy free Corn free Cost-effectiveness (need to keep the eggs at a reasonable price for the quality) This is what I've come up with. (100 lb recipe) alfalfa meal/pellet 7 lbs flax seeds 5 lbs brewer's yeast 3 lbs milo 25 lb oats 25 lb yellow split peas 10 lb BOSS 25 lb Crude protein works out to 18.98% Price is .30/lb, so $15.25 per 50 lb. About 2 bucks more than I pay for premixed feed at the feed store. Would be free-choicing oyster shell, kelp, and during the summer they get whatever veggies are leftover from my brother's organic vegetable operation. Opinions??? Should I just free-choice the yeast & leave it out of the mix? Is that too much BOSS?