Ok, I have to know what would be considered to be the "best" chicken feed available? You see, I show my dogs and feed as clean and natural a diet as possible. I wouldn't feed my dogs generic store brand or to be honest Purina dog food if I was paid to feed it. I am wondering if the same is true of chicken feed? Just like there are puppy mills and questionable "breeders" of dogs, is that also found in chickens? What is the best species appropriate diet for chickens? I know what it is for dogs and for cats, but I am new to chickens and want to give any animal that is a part of this household the greatest advantage in terms of species appropriate diet. I REALLY appreciate your comments. ideas, and suggestions in this matter. My hens all seem to be healthy, with glossy feathers, bright eyes, etc. but if there is a better way that suits them more I would like to follow that course instead.