I seem to have 2 groups of chicken friends. One group is adamant about providing their chickens access to feed full time and insists that if you don't do this you'll get many fewer eggs. The other group says they don't see a difference and they basically just toss out a giant scoop of feed to their chickens once or twice a day (if that!) and still get plenty of eggs, but don't go broke on feed. After tracking my girls' feed intake for a month, my dozen chickens is going through 75lbs a month of Layena. That's a LOT! Because of this, I'm toying with the idea of limiting feed. For those who do this, how do you decide how much your chickens get? Do you still use a feeder or just toss feed on the ground a couple times a day? I would like to understand more about this to decide if it's the best option for us. I CAN afford to feed them whatever they desire...but I don't know if I WANT to afford to feed them 75lbs a month! eek!