Okay... I read a lot of the posts, but I still have some questions. I notice a lot that everyone has their own opinion or way and not one way is the "right" way for everyone. But I want to get the facts and make sure my chickens aren't starving. So please correct me if I'm wrong: *Grit - sand/dirt to help them digest; free range chickens shouldn't need it except in the winter *Oyster/egg shells - calcium for better egg shell production; offer at all times and they'll eat what they need *Scratch - this is "warm" food like corn; offer on cold mornings and during the winter. *Daily food - most food will come from free ranging and scraps; I read the list, know what NOT to feed Questions: What does "chicken food" generally consist of? Is it best to put it out at dusk to "lure" the chickens home? Do I leave it out 24/7 or pick it up after I lock up the coop? If I offer scratch in the winter do I leave it out 24/7? Thanks in advance oh wonderous chicken know-it-alls!