Hello Folks, First time posting up here. I bet I could find an answer via the 'search' button but thought it would be more fun to say hello! So I have 1 RIR, 1 Speckled Wyandotte and 1 Australorpe. The RIR is laying and the Australorpe is, at this very moment sitting in the box for the first time, hopefully laying her first egg. Anyhow we also have 2 polishes that the other 3 dont like too much, they peck at the polishes heads and pull out their top feathers. We noticed that they were, from time to time, eating at the feathers they pulled out. We have added black oil sunflower seeds to increase their protein. We keep the polishes in a separate area within the pen (not sure if they are ever going to be able to be together, can't stand watching them peck and fight with each other). Anyhow, how much of the sunflower seeds should we give to them, i mixed some in with their food, but they threw the food ALL over (about 2 gallons of it) just to get to the seeds. Should we keep an entire separate feeds of seeds for them, or just give them a scoop every few days? Thanks folks, great forum, you all have a lot of great info!