I have 15 chickens about 17 weeks old (13 brown egg layers 2 buttercups) and I am buying a 50 lb bag every week (maybe 1.5 weeks). I haven't had chickens in a few years but I don't remember them eating so much! I toss them greens every day, and leftovers and fruit several times per week. They have a dirt run but I try to let them out every day, but they don't get out as often as I would like because I have to watch them. I have seen a squirrel in their run before so I'm wondering if I am feeding him too? We are going through a tough time right now and I'm having trouble buying a 50lb bag every week, we can't afford to feed squirrels! Do you think they are helping themselves or am I just not remembering how much chickens actually eat?