Because of the waste/mess I decided to switch from crumbles to pellets. I have 5 americana chickens, and used to fill their 1 gal food bowl each day. They would empty it by afternoon, and that was with them free ranging for bugs ect. With the pellets I've gone 2.5 days before I had to fill it. Are they just refusing to eat it, or was there just that much waste?? Just afraid they don't like it, and are starving themselves.