Our 99 laying hens have free access between a large outdoor porch and an uncrowded indoor area in a barn. We rotate them on pasture areas near their nest room to give them access to scratching, greens, and bugs. This allows the chickens to have a much better and healthier life than they would in the typical cramped chicken barn, where many thousands of birds are crammed together in industrial confined operations. Our chickens primarily eat a grain mix specially formulated for laying hens, and have their diet regularly supplemented by food from the fields - unsaleable produce, insects, grass etc.