Howdy. Other great threads in here about layers have mentioned that only layers need 16% or more protein and supplemented calcium. They've mentioned that roosters don't need all that schme. We feed all our birds from two big feeders, one in the coop and one outside but under a roof. Our lazy rooster eats out of those, as do all the birds. And they free range around about an acre. Will it hurt a rooster to eat high protein and calcium feed? Has anybody found an alternative? I can't imagine trying to chase him down and make him eat in a special place.