Ever hear the old saying, "the early bird gets the worm." I feed Modesto Mills soy/corn free layer pellets because I believe it is the best I have found, but everything I read says that chickens need animal protien such as bugs to have a complete diet. So why do animal feed manufacturers only make grain and vegetable based feeds? I am throwing dehydrated grubs and mealworms occasionally, but I'm not sure if dehydrated bugs are good for them on a regular basis. It just seems so unnatural. Also how often should I be doing this and is there a better source of animal protien I can offer them? It seems to be balanced it should be daily, It occurs to me that most birds in nature are also omnivores that eat bugs and some are strictly carnivores such as raptures and eagles. But they are still birds with similar digestive systems.