Hello All - I purchased 4 Production Red hens this morning approximately 12 months old. The new ladies are currently laying eggs each day and are in good health. When asked about the type feed given to his ladies to prevent diet issues, DH & I were told that he gave part laying feed and part horse sweet feed. He said that it helped put weight on his birds. I understand that sweet feed is full of sugar which can cause hyperactivity and aggresion. My Question: The new girls seem to be very high strung and a bit agressive even towards me. Could this be because of the sweet feed? I know that it will take the 4-12 months olds, 6-6 month olds and 9-3 month olds to find their pecking order, but I'm wonder how long it will take the new girls to come off their sweet feed high? I sure hope that someone has some advice otherwise the 4 new birds will be a very expensive chicken dinner and soon.