I am so confused, I have read till my eyes are blurry and still not sure what is the best feed for hens? I have been feeding them scratch then the next time I tried pellets, they hate the pellets so more scratch and I have about 30 lbs of pellets left. Now my husband says scratch is just a treat not food so I bought crumbles, now I read that crumbles are the same as pellets just a different shape. So what the heck am I supposed to feed these birds????? they do get table scraps almost every day and I let them out to free range on the weekends and my days off. Please help me I am a city girl and never even saw a live chicken till I bought these in August. Thanks for the info in advance.