We have been trying all sorts of food types (pellets, crumbles) trying to determine which type will generate the least amount of dust. Our hens seem to enjoy throwing the food all around and stomping on it pulverizing it and making the grit air-borne. That along with the wood shavings on the floor is making our chicken house intolerable. Dust is literally ALL over the place. HELP! I worry about not feeding the commercial type foods available (have tried the co-op brands and the name brands) and none seem any better/worse in regards to the dust problems. Some of the scratch brands were noticeably less dusty, so we have determined the brand we will use there. BUT really need help with this. I want to make sure the chickens are being nutritionally balanced - which is why I have been using the commercial brands- but what if we just feed scratch, raw veggies, cracked corn. We do plan on free-ranging them starting in the spring, but how do we handle this during the winter? It is just getting intolerable to even be out in the hen house as there is soooo much dust around. ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS! I miss spending time with my girls. ALSO what about feeder types? Maybe if we had a hanging feeder (instead of a floor one) they wouldn't be able to pulverize as much food. APPRECIATE any and all input. Thanks!