I got 5 laying hens last month. I have been feeding them free-choice layer pellets. I give some kitchen scraps as a treat and scratch as a treat. I also crush the egg shells and feed those back for the calcium. They get some free-range time in the yard a few times each week in addition to their grassy run all day. Is that all they need? Do I need to buy grit or are they fine without it? They seem happy and know that I am the treat lady-they follow me around! We get 2-4 eggs a day from the 5 hens, so that seems like the right number.