ooooooooook...My hens are currently on a layer pellet feed. It has special calcium and a higher protein. They get to go outside (not freerange yet only got them yesterday but will be here in a few weeks) so they get bugs and whatever they pick out of the dirt. They get fresh water day and night. So here are my questions: Instead of oyster shells can I crumble up egg shells really fine? Money is tight currently I do have one chicken that is a bit on the small side, what could I give her or anyother chicken I may get in the future to put some weight on? What are some of your chickens favorite snacks that people can eat too? Thank-you to all who answer!