I have found many charts that show the protein levels needed for laying hens but never amounts. Since I have been asking I have heard: give them all they want, .3# daily, give crumble one day scratch the next, only at night so their crop is full, only in the morning so they start off full. At this point I'm not sure anymore. My birds are free range but lazy in the winter. Last year they ended up fat because they sat around and ate all winter. Has anyone ever seen guidelines for amounts of feed? I really don't like to have it sitting out since I have a chipmunk problem at the moment.