Is it a good idea to put a seperate bucket of fresh oats in the coop in addition to the layers crumbles i feed my 3 girls? They are just about 5 months old now, and I want them to have all the protein and vitamins they need to lay great eggs and to keep them at optimum health. I have a bag of organic oats that I need to get rid of. Should I mix them with their layers crumbles or feed them to them in a sperate bucket, or should I not feed them streight whole oats at all? What other foods should I be feeding them along with their layers crumbles? For more information, they are RIR/Barred rock/White rock cross. There are three of them, all 5mts old. They are free range.