Glad to have found this site and hoping someone can answer a question for me. I live in Northern New South Wales, Australia, and I am retired, a hobby farmer and amongst the menagerie I have ten chooks - all "Isa Brown" or "Lohmann". They are about 4 years old so egg production is starting to slow down. I get around 3 to 4 eggs per day. I have been getting 7-8 daily during the year. I have one chook who is blind and I keep her separate from the others as she was getting picked on a lot. I suppose I will keep her isolated until her time comes. I have a problem with my chooks seeming to be addicted to sunflower seed. I like to feed them a good 16% protein layer grain but the makers have introduced sunflower seed into it, which I have previously given out separately. Now the girls just pick madly at the grain to get the sunflower seed, leaving a carpet of grain on the floor. I have tried not giving them any more grain for a couple of days but the carpet doesn't seem to diminish. They do get kitchen and vegetable garden scraps too, so I suppose they are fed too well. Has anyone out there had the same problem? I cannot find a chicken feed other than just pellets that does not have the sunflower and I fear if I just feed them pellets that the egg production will really go down. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.