Hey everyone...My first 11 hens are just about to turn 1. I have been reading various posts about some concerns and questions I have, but I think it would be easier to ask this way: What types of things should I be doing/looking for at this stage in their life? For example (sorry, I have been stockpiling questions): Egg eating - why are some of them doing it all of a sudden? Laying - How often and how long will it continue? Diet o.k.? - Layer pellets, egg shells, oyster shell, assorted "kid scraps" (dry cereal, bread or crackers, grapes...) Do they need something different at this age? Can I let them out of their run into our field, and will they come back? Will adding a rooster really boost egg production? Do they need any yearly medical treatment or check? I hear people doing things like de-worming, spraying for mites etc. How do I add to the flock? Will it cause chaos?