I'm just wondering about the soy content in chicken feed - either for layers or chicks. I will probably use Purina since that's the brand most available in my area, and plan to give additional animal protein, extra bugs, etc., to make up for the vegetarian formula. Anyway, a friend of mine (who does NOT raise chickens) expressed concern that I would give my chickens feed at all, considering the high soy content of commercial feed (effecting the quality/nutritional content of their eggs). The chickens will be able to scratch around the yard a bit, but they certainly won't be free range - just not enough room. Her suggestion was to make my own feed from organic grains, which I just don't think is going to work for me - I honestly just don't want to bother with it. So does commercial chicken feed have a high soy content? Is this something that would concern you? We avoid soy in our house for the most part, but I'm just not sure how soy feed would effect the eggs produced by our chickens - if that makes sense.