Hi! I've been doing quite a bit of research on making my own feed, as the bulk foods store is closer than the nearest feed store and also, I'd rather not feed commerically prepared food. My hens are not here yet but I will be getting 3 this weekend, all adults. My mix is assuming around 30lbs finished product and my calculations put it just slightly above 17% protein. They will also have greens and other treats in their diet and will free range when possible. As well, their run is to be covered in coarse sand, so that will take care of their grit. I will also be feeding them their own egg shells for calcium (I'd prefer not to do oyster shells, as I am vegetarian). 5.0lbs Sunflower Seeds 4.0lbs Lentils 4.0lbs Wheat (Hard Red Winter) 4.0lbs Oats 3.0lbs Split Peas 2.5lbs Corn 2.5lbs Spelt 2.0lbs Brown Rice 1.5lsb Barley 0.5lbs Quinoa 0.5lbs Pumpkin seeds 0.5lbs Sesame Seeds 0.5lbs Flax Seeds 0.5lbs Amaranth I have two questions: 1 - what do you think overall? Is my grain to legume ratio looking good? 2 - As far as DE, Kelp and brewer's yeast additions - what kind of ratios should I include here? Also, considering the extra greens and treats and the provided grit and their ability to free range plus their provided egg shells, what else should I add to their diet?