My girls won't eat them. They dug through the contents of a 7lbs feeder to find the crumbled pellets and threw the whole pellets on the ground. I haven't gotten any eggs in 2 days and for the last week I've only gotten 2 a day. Before that, even in the heat wave I was getting 4 eggs a day from 4 hens. I can see they've all lost weight. I was trying to be a harda** and stand my ground. They didn't get scratch so they would be hungry. I've held the pellets in my hand like threats, they just bill them out onto the floor. I crumbled up a little in my hands, they dug through it to get to the crumbles and left the pellets. I am not a softie. These girls aren't pets, they're here to make eggs. I only wanted to switch them to pellets because they make such a mess with the crumbles and waste so much. I can put up with getting no eggs for a little while while they get the hang of the pellets. But I'm worried they're just dumb enough to starve themselves to death.