What is with that? Mine have their pellets always there, yet they behave like starving waifs, standing at the door and running like mad women if I go outside. If I give them stuff, they fall on it like they've never been given a square meal. They grab something and run away. Then everybody follows to try to get it off her, despite a HUGE PILE of stuff from which they could have whatever they want. But no, why just take something, when you can get it off your "sister"? My new chickens do the same, I am trying to get them to let me pick them up and come to me and not be afraid, so I hold out their food/treats. One grabs it, runs away, and off the other goes, chasing, leaving me there holding out their piece.
Edited by potato chip - 1/26/16 at 5:39am