Hey everyone, so on Thursday or so I went to the feed store to get more chicken food since they were out. Well, since they also turned 16 weeks today I switched them from crumbles to adult pellets. I just said I needed layer pellets 50 pound and they grabbed one, I think nutrena. I want to go back next time and buy more than one so we don't have to go back but also cause i want to try nature smart or nature wise. Not sure it comes in 50 pounds. ANYWAY. That's not my problem. My problem is that with the crumbles they would gobble the tray (currently using a round metal cake pan i think, pretty big) in a day or two. Now they have barely touched it. The first day or two they did and I did add more to it so maybe thats why it looks less full but still. It's now been several days. I even toss it on the ground and they won't touch it. I THINK maybe the pieces are too big? Not sure but they eat it when I break it up but I don't wanna have to break up every piece. But maybe they don't like the taste either? Is there another option like crumbles for adults or not? I was thinking I may have to try fermented feed but that's extra work I reallyyyyyy don't want to do. HOWEVER. I think that there might be another problem..... Me. I have been extremely heavy handed with the BOSS and cracked corn lately, even before we switched, and when we ran out of corn, extra BOSS, but I just bought more corn from the store the other day. We also have had almost record cold this weekend so I put them in the garage Saturday and yesterday night and out during the day. I felt bad/they needed to stay warm so I gave them more. And today came the real proof.. Went outside with feed, BOSS, and cracked corn. Tossed some feed on the ground first and tried to hand feed it. An Orpington, who normally LOVE food, looked at me like "what is this ****!?" And waited for the goods. Same with an Easter Egger. Several were crowding me. Toss the BOSS and corn and the rest all come running and devouring it. I think they even go so far as to starve until I feed it. And I ALSO went crazy before I put them back out and spread corn and BOSS all over the run to try to break up some compacted shavings so they got extra servings. Soooooo.... This week is supposed to be 40s so not too cold so might this be a good time to stop the treats completely? Initially I planned on stopping them when I first got the food so they would learn it's food but then I didn't/felt bad. Should I try other methods, like trying a new brand or new feed form or fermenting, or should I just stop the treats all together or both? Maybe they should only be a winter and molting treat? My concern though now is that if I stop giving them treats that they will starve to death. Is this true?