So, for the month of May I got a feed bill of $60 ... well, I nearly choked and decided I had to do something different. As I live on an acre I elected to free range my chickens and quit buying feed. The wheat harvest was in full swing and I was able to get about 2 - 55 gal barrels of wheat. Since then my egg production has dropped from about 2 doz/day to about a half doz/day and the size has gotten smaller. And I've got 2 hens that won't leave the nesting box ... I assume they get down some time but I can't tell that for sure as I've not been able to find them off the nest. I know my granny never bought a bag of feed ... I'm putting out he wheat but they don't seem to like it too much ... they seem healthy but I'm no longer worried about the slow demand for eggs as I'm not getting enough to sell.