Recently, I decided NOT to feed corn and soybeans to my animals due to the information I have gleaned regarding GMOs in our USA grown corn and soybeans. I read every label on chicken feeds of all kinds at our feed store, and alas, I cannot buy chicken feed locally without corn and soybeans being the first two ingredients listed. I then remembered my aunt keeping a very large flock of white leghorns for eggs. We had a great egg production even in winter. This was in cold North Dakota, and all she fed was natural whole untreated or heated oats grown right on our own farm, free choice crushed oyster shells, and in the summer, she added some apple cider vinegar to the water to keep it clear and let the hens free range in the barn yard and pasture close to the house. I have started to feed whole oats, some alfalfa hay, oyster shells, and clean vegetable and fruit scraps from our kitchen to my hens, as well as left over brown rice from dinner. They are still laying quite well, in fact, the egg shells are stronger & more colorful, and the yolks are darker. I'd like input on what seasoned chicken keepers feel about this feeding program. I thought I might start adding some dark flax seed, but wasn't sure about that.