I have only just got my girls 3 wks ago and they seem happy and healthy. I feed the eight of them in two troughs that are about 2-3 ft long. I give them grain and seed , bran and pollard, scraps, silverbeet from garden, seedy weeds and grass from garden. The grain and seed troughs I remove from the run at night and bring inside so cat can guard. Am usually up between 7 and 8 depending how terribly I slept and first job of day is put refilled troughs into run and let chickens into run from coop. I figure they're sleeping at night (go coop sundown) so no need to feed mice and rats. They r ok for that hour or so first thing in morning aren't they. Working on getting up earlier as summer kicks in here. When I let them out to their run this morning I found 7 eggs, then the eighth chook came and plonked herself down and delivered the eighth. First eggs for my 20 wk olds. Yippee!