Hey, I am writing a paper on urban chicken farming and am studying the costs of raising hens in your backyard for egg laying. If you could please post how many hens you have in your flock, what you feed them (commercial feed, homemade, kitchen scraps, a combination of things?), and how much you approximately spend per month feeding them. also any tips you have on cutting costs would be helpful and if you happen to have calculated the costs of raising hens versus what you save in not having to buy eggs, that would be great info as well. I am trying to show others that raising your own chickens is the best way to go! Thanks!!!