Any hen keepers here? in The Chat Room Posted March 18, 2010 · Edited March 18, 2010 by Legba3 · Report reply They have all the supplements they need including oyster shell and sand, they are getting layers pellets, mixed corn, mealworms and veggies. They are 19 weeks old so not fully grown yet and won't be laying for another month or so. They eat from my hand and follow me around the garden. BTW the coop is for only when I'm not around (and while they are settling in) the rest of the time they are free range in our walled garden. Believe it or not the run was originally half that size and was advertised as being big enough for 6! I made it bigger and have 4 in there. The only snag I've had so far is that they wouldn't go into the house at night, another hen keeper told me to put a torch in the house as it was getting dark and lo and behold they all went in.