Hey yall I would love your opinions on a couple of things, first it is important to me that the eggs I am feeding my children be as healthy and chemical free as possible. Currently feed my hens organic laying pellets but am getting day olds in. do you think it is necessary to feed organic chick starter or just organic laying pellets when they reach maturity and opt for the cheap stuff while there little. I'm sure it's a matter of opinion but if like to hear your thoughts. Next, theoretically, with a balanced diet and free range hens in mind, what is the absolutely least expensive way to keep a flock (organically) fed? Substitute in corn? Oats? Wheat? Rice? What's a good ratio and how do I know if they are getting proper nutrition if I opt outof the pre balanced feed? Thanks for your thoughts!