Hello. I have two questions: First, How much should I feed my chickens every day? (Also considering about my question 2, the wild birds.) I would like to be able to save as much as I can on chicken feed. Currently I am feeding the chickens about 5 and one half quarts of regular chicken feed (pellets), once a day. They also usually have a flock block. I have 29 hens and 1 rooster. Out of the 29, 10 are under a year old. The others are 1 1/2 to 3 years old. Second: How do you keep wild birds from eating the chicken feed? What my chickens leave in the feeder, the wild birds eat. Only a few of the hens chase them away, but for the most part the wild birds are not afraid of the chickens. When you reply please specify which question you are answering. Thanks so much, I am welcome to anyone's advice or ideas. thanks again!