Currently I pay around GB STG £11 for a bag of layer pellets. I supplement this with grit, green veg, worms, etc - hopefully to give an all-round diet. How do I go about reducing my chicken-food bill? So far I have friends give me greens off their allotments, grit from crushed egg-shells and free-range activity and worms I dig up. That leaves the layer pellets. I'd like to reduce the cost of that - how? There are no other chicken-keepers around me so I cannot join purchasing power but I can bulk-buy pellets. Howlong do they keep and what sort of quantity would I have to buy? How much might this save, or is it all too much bother for what it's worth? I'm running a chart just now to see how much I pay out and how many eggs I get - just to see how much it costs per egg! Have you ever done this, and what did it come to? Many thanks Kevin ps this replaces the earlier post which I deleted. Sometimes my disability gets in the way of using my computer.