I love the thought of feeding my girls organic. I went to the feed store an bought a mixture of whole grains, in the rations prescribed in a post here. Oats, shelled peanuts, milo, flax, cracked corn, black oiled sunflower seeds, millet, and wheat. They LOVE it! I bought some lentils and split peas at the grocery today. Do I have to pre cook these? My girls are in a coop with attached run, and are allowed outside to "free range" for a n hour or two each day with my close supervision. (too many hawks around). Now, I read that I should keep them on grower mash until they start laying, which they have not yet. They are 20 and 22 weeks old. I bought Layena and mixed the grains in with that, and is in their feeder. I also have grit and oyster shells available. Do they need to stay on the commercial feed, or is my organic grain mix enough? I don't want sickly or fatty chickies~! P.S. today they have some yogurt with raisins in in for their treat. Spoiled girls.