I currently have 12 hens. Each morning, I give them 8 cups of DuMor 16% layer crumbles. I also throw in some goodies, hoping to forestall fighting. In summer, when they have grass and bugs, I cut this back (actually, I may need to adjust now, since I lost 2 hens last week to a hawk and am still feeding like I have 14). My Q is: does giving them ample food ensure that everyone gets some, or will the top girls pig it (no offense) and not leave any for the bottom girls? I ask because I noticed some poops that look like the kind they'll make when they're underfed (acc. to Aunt Sally's pictures).