Bonjour ! I'm so happy to have found this forum as I research many many details (a bit late) as my 4 laying hens have arrived today ! I am a Canadian living in France with hubby and 2 kids. I have avoided chickens for years as I'm worried about them creating too much havoc in the veg garden. I have made them a BIG fenced in area to try to contain that problem. They are currently all in their new house until tomorrow (the best way to arrive in their new home ?). Question: We cook ALOT, therefore creat alot of compost waste and leftovers. They also have access to a big grassy area with trees and bushes. Should this not reduce the amount of feed that I give them ? How much feed per chicken should they get in those conditions? Looking foreward to reading !