I got my first egg on August 28 th. They get the layer/breeder crumbles and pellets and cracked corn every day mixed in their feeder. We throw cracked corn for them every day for scratch. I will make a big pot of brown or jasmine rice for everybody in my house(including dogs and chickens). I will mash a banana in with the rice and put a couple spoons of plain yogurt mixed in as well. They LOVE it. We dig out bugs in our compost pile every day as well for them. They get grass and herbs that I grow for them. We were told not to expect eggs until October or November but we have been getting them since August late. The feed store told me to just give them the crumbles or pellets and any grass clippings and that they would do fine on that. I don't want them to be "fine". I want them to thrive and they are. My friend has a horse farm and she is the one who got me into chickens. We got our Moyers large and Americaunas from the same nursery the same day. Her birds are still not producing and are almost half the size of mine. Her flock only gets crumbles. There is nothing at all wrong with that but I would not be happy to eat the same thing every single day of my life. My girls get something different EVERY day and it is obviously making a huge difference. I will give them crusts of bread that I have torn up. They like boiled potatoes(the skin has to be cooked for them, or it is toxic, or so I have read), they especially love yogurt. A big tub at the grocery store is 2-3 bucks and lasts me all week. We just give them a little with different stuff. Grated raw carrots, cooked beans, cracked corn. My daughter likes to get out a parfait cup and layer yogurt and cracked corn. We will even scramble them an egg or two with the shell still in (I will whir it up in the blender) to help their calcium intake. Just throwing out a few ideas. I am considering myself wildly successful for my first venture with chickens. I keep a few logs in their pen from a tree I had brought down last year. I will roll them over every couple days and they go nuts chasing around whatever "yummy" bugs have decided to foolishly make their home under the log. It gives them something to do. Good luck and I hope you start getting eggs soon.