Sorry about the very basic question. We just acquired 3 hens-- 1 RIR, 2 Barred Rocks. The RIR is about 1 and the BRs are 3. I am feeding them organic feed (their former owner gave it to me so I don't know the brand, but it is full of brown rice and split peas), greens from the garden, bugs harvested from my compost and fruit and veggie scraps. I asked the former owner how much she fed them and she said "about two (32 oz) yogurt containers a day" of feed and "some scraps." Is that a lot of feed for only 3 hens, or no? I would guess that I am giving them about 2 cups of scraps a day. Does that still sound like the right amount of feed? Almost 4 lbs/day?? I gave them somewhat less the first few days but then they did seem to be "yelling" at me about it. Also, I have been feeding them first thing in the morning, sometime in the afternoon, and then late afternoon, and giving both feed and treats at all those times. They are in a chicken ark on grass, too (moving it every day). I am not free ranging them yet since we have to figure out our fence situation first. Also, is it true that giving too many treats will slow down laying? Eve if they are nutritious treats like greens and bugs? We have been getting 2 eggs/day. The RIR lays daily, the other two seem to kinda alternate.