I tried searching but the volume of info is overwhelming - I hope you don't mind me just posting like this! I am wondering a couple of things: - do you HAVE to buy chicken feed, or can you feed hens 'people food' and leftovers and let them eat grass and bugs? When there's no grass or bugs for 6 months of the year, what do you feed instead? - How much does a typical hen eat every week or so? - how much does it cost to feed hens? I know it will depend on what you feed them. Perhaps if you could tell me what you feed yours and how much it costs you?