Being that we live in a cold northern climate here in Wisconsin, I have been considering the effects of my hens losing their free-rangeing foraging capabilities during the winter. I do feed vegetable and fruit scraps, but balk at the beef scraps, as I thought I heard something about feeding animal products causing hens to start egg-eating. Anyway, I was thinking about supplementing with linseed meal (flaxseed), mixed into their mash, in order to keep up the high omega 3 content of our eggs during the winter. I could just buy Purina Sunfresh, but have you checked out the cost on that? My little 9-year-old egg gatherer isn't going to be getting any funds for is college savings on that stuff, unless I tell our customers we have to dramatically increase the price..So, I found a guy from a local feed mill who would order 100 lbs. for me at $15. However, I am getting over my head in research concerning whether adding 4-15% would be good, and if I need to add other nutrients to stabilize the possible ill effects of what has been considered to be a harsh ingredient for chickens by some people. Anybody have an analysis for me in layman's terms...like, sure, go ahead and add 10%, and add some antioxident-rich "blank" to make the chickens all happy? Thanks much for any advice!