I bought 25 banties from a guy down the road from me . When I bought them most of them were missing all the feathers from there butts. He wasnt feeding them proper feed with enough protein and I think they were eatting there own feathers. Ive had these chickens from over two months all the feathers are starting the grow back I have them on an 18% protein feed I give them a good amount of leafy greens oyster shell and they get the gravel things. they arent free range due to all the loose wild animals ( that killed off my last flock that did free range) Im just really getting tired of feeding and feeding and getting nothing from them ! Im so tired of having to buy eggs ! I loved these guys because there millie fluer and bantom marans but I dont want chickens that dont " give back"! Any suggestions please please please please ! thanks !