I read on another site that one of the highest protein supplements you can give chickens is fish meal and that it is actually good for them because they are naturally omnivores and need both animal and vegetable protiens. I mentioned it to a friend and she says no, they should only eat a vegetable based diet. I pointed out that they normally eat bugs and worms when they are available to forage, but she thinks they will not produce as healthy of eggs if given animal products. Anyone have a suggestion? I need to get more eggs from my girls in the winter. I am down to one egg a day from 10 chicks! ugh! It is not feasible to put a light in for more daylight, so I am hoping the extra protien will help some. so, back to my question -- does anyone out there use fish meal? Is is affordable? How much do you feed and how? Thanks! Trish.