I have a problem with one of my hens getting her bottom pecked and have been told on another post to up the protein as a possible fix. They are currently eating Purina Layena and I have read that this feed can sometimes cause chickens to start pecking since it is not a meat based feed. I am going to change to a feed that is meat based but this wouldnt help the protein and I was wondering if alfalfa pellets would. I have tried alfalfa cubes before and they would not touch them but then again they dont eat anything that isnt their feed. I was just thinking maybe I could fool them with the pellets tho. Do you agree that if they will eat the pellets, that is an increase in protein. I know that Flockraiser was suggested but since that is also not meat based, I am just not convinced.