I am not a first time chicken owner, but the chickens we currently have 24 RIR, 2 Red star, Silkies(only 3months). Are pigs ino people leave feed out 24/7 but i can't do that--they at till its gone. Oh and i also have 21 guineas eating the same food. They are both getting a 1/2 a 5 gal. bucket-- the chickens are laying terrible-- but they have been for 6months. What i am wanting to know is what should i feed them both for strong shells, for good laying, i feed them cheese once a week. And i want to know what you feed your flock? Please help!