I have two questions. Although my husband and I have had chickens for nearly 10 years we have a couple issues we disagree on. 1. He thinks chickens are wasteful and should therefore only be given a certain amount of feed per day. I think chickens scratch when they eat and therefore put a certain amount of food on the floor. We have our dispenser hanging by a rope from the ceiling of the coop to discourage hitch hikers. But they still manage to get their feet in and scratch food out on the floor. So, should we limit or should they always have ample food available? 2. He thinks a "fast" once a week would increase egg production. By that I mean they would not be fed for 24 hours. They would still have water. Can anyone shed any light on these food issues?