My wife and I have been raising chickens for a few years, trying to find the best way to take care of them. We currently raise wheat and sunflower seeds for 7 days in trays to feed them as well as regular chicken food. We have a lot of out door palmeto bugs around here. But chickens are daylight animals and the roaches are nocturnal. I can keep the population of bugs down a little by trapping them at night and feeding them to the chickens during the day. It seems like raising them would be an easy thing to do, but apparently not too many people think so. If you have suggestions, I would be interested.