I have a rooster only bachelor pad pen..........I've been using regular layer pellets in there but would like to cut corners if possible. There are only 4 boys in there and 3 are extras I can't seem to find anyone who wants....all bantams, so not terribly "meaty" either. Since they are not breeding or producing eggs like my layer girls, what could I feed them in place of layer feed? Scratch? Could I mix it 50/50? Scratch is $7.40 a bag here VS layer feed that is about $12-$13 a bag. Feed costs have gone up at least 25% in the last 1-2 months, darn it.