I was feeding crumbles, and supplementing with scratch, when I switched to pellets, I noticed some days the food was hardly touched. Other days, it was emptied. Now.. the weather has changed, due to snow and cold, they will not go outside. Chickens! But ...they are not eating the pellets out of the hanging feeder I have inside. I toss scratch in there to keep them busy, but when I went in last night with a bag with some treats, the most aggressive gal, starting pecking the bag, and then pecking me! They seem to be starving! I am inside now grinding the pellets up in the blender, and wondering if I have spoiled them with "extras"... or they are just not bright enough to figure out the feeder (I was feeding outside in big metal bowls). I bought a new bag of chicken feed, and IT turned out to be mash...which looks like dust. Any suggestions to encourage them to eat their chicken feed? How do I know if they are starving, or just spoiled?