I couple months ago I had my FIL bring home a bag of chicken feed. When he dropped it off, he said its what the recommended. When I opened the bag I was shocked to see scratch. For a week my chickens had to have scratch as their food until I could get back to the store. While my chickens love scratch they did not like it for feed. So I went and got my layer mash and mixed it up with the scratch. Anyways today while at the feed store (IFA) I asked about a all purpose feed. The clerk said, "Scratch" its the best. I said, "NO" and just got my 50lb bag of layer mash. But it has me wondering....can/do you feed your chickens scratch as feed??