I bought a turkey and a huge bag of Wild Game feed 28% protein - I had one hen that just wouldn't lay for the last 3 months. THe guy at the feed store told me to feed her the game feed for a few weeks to see if the extra protein helped her. Well, long story short my turkey ran away and I was left with this feed. When I ran out of laying pellets i just started feeding all my hens the wild game feed. After all, they free range ALL day long... All the sudden I'm only getting 1-2 eggs per day now! From 6 laying age hens (I have 13 more who will be old enough next month) but their production is lower than it was during the hot summer months. It's been cooler weather (like in the 80's and 90's - in texas that's cooler) so i was expecting them to pick back up production..... So do laying pellets REALLY make that big a difference???