My current flock of layers are making me wonder if their feed is working well for them. Mostly it's my Golden Comets. I'm not sure if it's the breed or the feed but i'm not impressed with the quality of their eggs. The whites are extremely watery and the yolks break almost everytime. It's nearly impossible to make a fried egg without the yolk either breaking when i put the egg in the pan or else it breaks when i try to turn the eggs. And the whites just run all over the pan. I've never had this happen with my home grown eggs or store bought eggs until i got these girls and i know someone else who has GC's and has the same trouble with his eggs (he uses a different feed than me, too). They also don't seam to be the hardiest breed. They seam to have trouble handling hot and cold weather. Last summer i had to give them electolytes when it was up in the 80's and 70's at night or else they were sitting on the roosts with their wings all spread open and beaks open. This winter once it gets into the 20's they're all huddled up with their feathers fluffed up and they spend all day in their coop. Again i've never had this with other breeds i've owned. These girls are on DuMor Layer feed. Plus i give them lots of extras since i can't free-range them: mealworms, seed treat i get at TSC, seeds/grains i custom mix, fresh veggies and fruits, occasionally cheese or yogurt-i try for a wide variety. They also get Cheerios and breads once in a while. Sometimes i also cook them mashed potatoes or oatmeal for a treat on cold mornings. Do you think it's the feed or the breed? If it's the feed perhaps the only other brands i have access to are Agway and Purina unless i make a special trip to a place that carries Blue Seal.