I'm wondering how many people feed their hens layer? All of our girls are pretty young and most just started laying or will start laying soon. DH says I need to get them layer so that they will lay better. But I'm wondering how necessary this is? Don't chickens lay an egg everyday and slow down in the winter time? It's not like I am going to get 2 eggs everyday if I start feeding layer am I? If DH would stop trying to incubate every egg that is laid, that would help too! We have some where between 30-40 hens and roos. The little ones are getting starter, the big birds (hens included) are getting game fowl feed cuz thats what the majority of them are. Plus, they get scratch, oyster shell, oats mixed in with their regular food and treats. I really don't want to have to add one more bag of food to the shopping list but if it will make a difference I will do it. This comes up because I am refusing to continue to buy eggs when I have a yard full of chickens!