so have a question. I have only silkies. all ages from babies to 2 years old. I have been feeding mainly gamebird with 1/4 layer pellets and oyster shells. since the price of feed is crazy expensive is there something else i can feed?. can i just feed gamebird(21% protein) with added grains? The layer is 2 dollars cheaper then the GB but i only have two hens right now laying. I was thinking i could feed 1/2-3/4 gb and 1/2-1/4 grains like oats,barley,corn, flax seed, sunflower seeds etc... they go thru 2 pounds of feed a day, sometimes they have left overs other time they dont. I also give them some grass to peck on. I dont have any leftovers to feed them as I only buy enough for me and my torts. any suggestions? they are at a good weight, happy little chickens, I feed my mare sunflower seeds, flax ,rice bran and alfalfa pellets, so adding any of that isnt a problem.