I have been wanting to get into having chickens for a while - and some just landed in my lap! So I am a newbie with 8 hens and a rooster - neighbors are moving and couldn't/wouldn't? take the chickens with them - so they have been given to us. And the hens' beaks are all clipped. They have been feeding a typical commercial crumble - however I am planning on switching these girls over to something a bit healthier for them and for my family - and I have narrowed it down to a couple of good whole grain mashes, but what about veggie scraps from my kitchen, will they be able to eat these freely? Thank you all for any input!