Hello, I have been raising chickens for the past 5 years and have always fed them with a commercial chicken feed. This never was a problem until this year when the price of animal feed has begun to sky rocket. The normal 50 pound bag of egg layer feed that we get went from $10:50 at the beginning of the year to $16:00 by now and is rising. I was wondering if there are any cheaper ways I could feed my chickens without sacrificing the nutrients they need? Also is there a way that I could not only get feed cheaper and it doesn't require hours and hours of work? Secondly, I am planning on beginning my adventure of raising eat birds next year and I noticed that the price of meat bird feed is also rising. I was wondering if I have to feed the meat birds, in this case Cornish x, the generic meat bird feed or do I have other cheaper options? Thank you so much for you help!