My free-range flock is feed crack corn as a treat 2 or 4 times a week so they will come when I call them. When I have baby chicks I feed one bag of 20% or 28% protein starter feed until it is used up. When a hen goes brooding in the pass I throw some crack corn near her nest. However, I am beginning to think that I should have some more balance feed available for her. I am going to start feeding her the starter feed. What are your thoughts on this subject??????