WHOLE OATS are not greatly relished by hens. Only heavy oats should be used. Ground oats give good results in mashes and nothing is better for young chicks than rolled oat meals. When ground without the hulls oats are an excellent ration either for laying or fat tening.
Barley is better than oats for hens, because it has a smaller percentage of hulls. It gives very good results either whole or ground. Many place barley next to wheat for eggs.