I have a few older hens that are no longer producing very well and are going to be given to my friend for slaughter. I'll be getting new chicks in the spring so I'm not too concerned with getting eggs from them up to their last day. So, I was wondering, other them keeping them comfortable and giving them ample foodstuffs. What additional feed stuffs/types should they be given/or not given on the run up to their final day in order to make their meat more taste full? I know that beef cattle are often fed corn for six to eight weeks before slaughter to make their meat sweeter. They are also restricted from eating grass, is that the same for chickens? Right now, my birds are free ranging most of the day.