I know people will give layer feed to their egg producing hens specifically since the eggs will be for human consumption. But shouldn't you be giving layer feed to breeding/broody hens also since it would be beneficial for their eggs/chicks...? Reason I ask is...I breed oriental gamefowl breeds like Shamo, Thai, Asil and Burmese. They are not for egg production per se. They are mostly 'ornamental' type breeds. Should I be giving my breeding hens 'layer feed' because its beneficial for their eggs/shells even though they are not an egg laying breed specifically...? Or should I keep them on whatever feed I have them currently on and than supplement them with calcium/oyster shells 'free choice' since that is the most important mineral for hens to produce healthy eggs regardless if their an egg laying or ornamental breed...?