Okay, I have a few questions: 1) I have a flock of standard cochins (about 50) that are different ages. I have started feeding laying pellets because most of them are 7 months old. But, I have not had a single egg out of these yet. Should I keep feeding laying pellets to help with egg production or switch to something else? 2) I was just in TSC and saw a 5lb bag of feed for "show" quality chickens that is supposed to help with plumage and weight gain. It was 24% protein. I would like to primarily feed something like this to my chickens, but the problem is that it averaged out to $1/lb which would translate to $50/50lbs. I think this is way too much to pay, especially with this many chickens. Does anyone have any suggestions to get a high protein content in their feed? Or, do you know where I can find some feed like this for a cheaper price? P.S. I am not really interested in mixing my own feed from scratch. I wouldn't mind adding something to the feed to help with protein.