I feed my chickens layers mash, grower and scratch, but now i am wondering if that is good enough. Isn't that the same as what battery chickens eat? My initial intent was to have them roam my property but they eat the garden, scratch everything, refuse to go back to the pen and the hawk has gotten one chicken. We throw in everything we got, veggies, fruit, a bit of bread. I have considered flax, but it is expensive! Should I be buying components at the feed store and mixing it myself or something? If a person wanted organic chickens and organic feed, how would a person go about it?