Hi Everyone, I have been reading for a long time but haven't actually registered until now. I had a exsisting flock of mixed birds for 5 to 6 years. After that i decided to go to a small flock, something like a hobby flock. So I bought 6 baby EE's from a Mt. Healthy hatchery. Supposedly pullets. I ended up with 2 roosters and 4 pullets so I found homes for the roosters, as I am not allowed to have them and now I have a small flock of 4 Easter Eggers. These babies are nearing 9 months old. They are very large, healthy birds. No mites, lice. Very red in the face. They are SUPER flighty so I haven't been able to test the squat thing. But they have a ton of interest in their laying boxes. Not one egg yet. I feed them a mix of layer and cracked corn. (Mainly did the corn in the winter and I am phasing that out.) I give them a ton of scraps, greens, etc. They get meal worms and some scratch as a treat, like one or twice a week. Tons of fresh water. I asked a chicken friend of mine and she suggested add Calf Manna, yogurt, garlic powder and cayenne to the mix. Should I do that? I really just want a small flock of healthy birds that lay consistently...I could live on eggs and it's killing me that I still have to buy from a store lol. Thanks for your help in advance. Lin.