I don't think we call it the same thing here - because I never see it anywhere. I have no idea what it is, I think it might be what we call 'layer mash'. Anyway, I feed my flock a combination layer mash and layer pellets - the former being a high protein (you can SMELL the protein!) dust-textured food and the latter being much larger pieces, seeds and pellets and things. Whenever I hear people saying "I gave them scratch" I can't help but think it's a slang for some illegal drug - especially since the chooks love it so much!!! "Yeah man, I went to the dealer today and got myself some scratch. Gave it to the chickens - now they'll be hopped up on scratch and will HAVE to give me eggs." I have a very active imagination and I like it, thank you. So, what is it?