Hello my name is Doyle, I started raising chickens about 5 months ago, some are younger. I just started feeding them scratch and adding a little oyster shell. I havn't been round chickens since I was a kid back in the late 40s. Back then the chickens fend for them selves except for what table scraps they got which wasn't much. I was at a friends house for a BBQ and he had chickens. I kind of made the remark I ought to get me a few chickens and the next thing I knew, a few days later he brought me 4 white Leghorn chicks. I raised them for a couple of months and told another friend about getting some more chickens. I'll be darned if he didn't pull out some money and said get me some while you are at it. I had them ordered that evening and they showed up less than 2 weeks later. That give me a total of 28 chickens. I only wanted about a dozen. Anyway my friend got sick and changed his mind about chickens, so I gave 10 away. I have 18 now and not knowing for sure if I need to add anything to the scratch. It's supposed to have everything in it, and I don't know if I need to slowly switch feeds or what. Thats why I joined this group so I can get some answers. Any information you can share with me to help me out would be appreciated. Doyle Price Ford City, Ca.