Hello, Due to the organic feed I purchased at the local ag store being about 1/2 dust my hens won't eat, I started researching and mixing my own. I was lucky enough to keep the cost about the same as the store bought stuff but I am now trying to streamline the mix to things they will eat. I am trying to reduce waste/cost by subbing things w/ like elements for ones that I try that they don't like. My question being, I notice in my mix they are picking out mostly the grains and not eating the Layerena pelllets, and they don't care for sunflower seeds or sesame seeds at all which I know are good for laying hens. Perhaps hulled sunflower seeds next try. Can I assume these hens are eating from the mix what they need or are they just eating what they like? My mix thus far includes the following Winter layer mix 6 parts wheat 4 parts rolled oats 1 part split peas 2 parts flax seed 1 part pellets 1 part sunflower seeds 1/2 sesame seeds 1/2 part diatomaceous earth 1/2 part kelp powder 1/2 nutritional yeast Still looking for a reasonable resource for non gmo or organic corn locally. VERY hard to find. I should add that the Australorps is the only hen laying right now. She has just started. The Welsummers are two years old and recently molted. I just purchased them two weeks ago. All the others are just about to start laying. Possibly should be already. All are six months now.