I live in Northern California and have a 6 chicken back yard flock made up of a Barred Rock, a Giant Blue Cochin, a Naked Neck, a Motled Houdan, and two white silkies. I raised them from day old chicks and now they are about 1 year old. They forage most of the day in my garden, but I’d like to lessen that to a few hours to get my garden in better growth status. I have a 10 year old daughter who also loves our chickens. I have a Boston terrier dog that we share with my parents so he comes and goes -he is old and has no interest in the chickens. We feed our chickens an organic crumble layer feed, have oyster shells available, I put a splash of apple cider vinegar in their water daily. I also give them a good amount of kitchen scraps. I’ve looked at threads on a backyard chickens for a while but now I really need help with my chickens so I posted a thread on why there is heavy loss of feathers in the spring and why we have on going wrinkled eggs.