I've had my hens for over a year and recently added 11 more chicks to the flock. I've been feeding the older hens layer feed and then the babies are getting medicated chick starter. My grandmother who has raised chickens and farm animals all her life thinks I might be giving them too much feed because a bag of feed lasts us exactly 2 weeks. I fill up their food dish (medium sized metal pan) twice a day morning and evening with about 6-8 cups of feed. My husband will just throw cups of food in on the ground sometimes. The babies I just fill up their little bowls twice a day as well. They always act like I starve them . They do get to free range when I'm home. I don't feel comfortable letting them free range when I'm gone all day. Too many chances of them getting hit my a car of killed by a predator. They get treats too like lettuce, corn, fruit, leftovers. Any suggestions? How much feed do you give your chickens?