Hi I'm new to the board and fairly new to chickens. I got my 1st batch of chickens about 9mos ago. I'm unsure as to what is a good balanced diet for chickens. My chickens get only laying crumble and a few scraps here and there. They are also free range and I figure they get a lot of their extras from that. The chickens have been laying well for some time. I was also told by a friend to recycle the egg shells back into their food to help keep the eggshells strong (i.e. replace oyster shells)...which I do from time to time. So my questions are... What do you feed your chickens on a daily basis? What do you give from time to time but regularly? What changes in the diet do you make when the chickens are ill? Thanks for reading and hoping answering PS - Apologies for any spelling or grammar errors.