We have six layers in the hen house right now. They are kept company by a crested polish who refuses to lay, and two Salmon Favrolee(?) roosters. The trouble is that they are eating us out of the game entirely. With the cost of a 50 lbs bag of layer crumbles around $15.50, it is difficult to make the money back on their eggs before we have to buy another bag. At present the girls are giving us 6 eggs a day most days and as little as four eggs about once a week, so they are very good layers. My question is, what can I do to increase productivity in relation to consumption. Am I over-feeding? We allow free-ranging at least 4 days a week, all day long. What are you doing that I am not? What is your experience?