Okay, so i've read through these forums on feed brands, but the ones recommended arent available near me, (SoCal).... So I looked around the only two feed stores near me and found they have Purina, and Nutrena, Econlay Mash (which i'm assuming is off brand), and AceHiFeeds. I cant seem to find any of the feeds on here except for Purina which has been said to be a no go. I also heard to be very limited if any scratch.... So any advice would be great! I have four hens that are 7 weeks. I was also wondering how much and how often I should feed them. I'm planning on free feeding from a home made feeder but i have started yet. I just toss it on the ground. Lastly, Do I need grit, my backyard is completely rocks that are around inch X inch. I cleared away a lot of it for them but there's still some rocks for them to use. Any advice would be great as well as anything I should know.