Oh my goodness..the fuss over what to feed a chicken! I guess, if you are breeding? My grandmother fed her chickens chicken feed in the winter, got it from who knows where. I saw her throw scratch out. Table scraps. Free range in the summer, so not so much chicken feed from who knows where. I get a good feed from our local Mill out here. Has 19% protein in it. My chickens have been very happy campers. They do get some wheat bread in the mornings, some calf manna once a week, and I do throw some scratch out once in a while for them..less in the summer..too hot. They free range. So less chicken feed from I know where.