I have read many articles concerning feed for a laying flock. I have been using Layena pellets and have some concern about the protein level. Layena is rated at 16% protein. I have found a local feed store that has laying pellets that are 20% protein. Their own brand. The cost is the same? Do you think it is a good idea to change? What about mixing the two. I have also read about feeding them Alfafa pellets. What do you think about mixing the 16% 20% laying pellets and the alfafa pellets as my standard feed maybe even a bag of scrtach. Equal quantities or each. My flock is penned but not caged I have 24 hens in a fenced lot of about 900 sq feet. They have worn it down to the dirt. Thus my thought about alfafa. I do feed them table scraps but not meat. Yard clippings when i have them. What do you folks ('the experts") think. Thanks!