My DH was asking me what the difference is between just regular cracked corn and the scratch grains we're buying. He said cracked corn is a lot cheaper than scratch grains. He thinks I'm crazy b/c every time I go to the barn my girls all run over to me and go 'mom give us some scratch!' so I give them a big heaping scoop. He thinks I'm spoiling them and wasting money. If we give cracked corn is that the same thing? I figure I can spoil them since they're giving me so many eggs that I can use.