I keep a Chicken Bucket in the kitchen which I put a scoop of scratch in it and then it gets all the food preparation scraps, cooking liquids/grease etc. all day long. In the morning when I let the chickens out I toss the bucket contents to them and repeat. All this week with the greening up and earthworms and bugs and whatever they find, the chickens are only eating the choice goodies and leaving the scratch for the wild birds to eat. So, Im not gonna be feeding my Chickens anymore scratch. I noticed my Mulberry trees in the run are also near fruiting. There are two trees about 30 feet high with an equal spread that drop mulberries for 10 to 12 weeks (Illinois everbearing variety,planted 20 years ago), I would estimate nearly a ton of fruit from each tree drops over that period. See my BYC page for pics of the Run/Mulberry trees. I am also trying something else this year, Ive planted Mangrels (giant sugar beets) in the Run in cages which Ill remove the cages come fall to let them pick at them.