I have a flock of 21 chickens on grassy field. I The number of chickens is balanced to the area. The grass stays green year round. The chickens graze and I’ve been trying to encourage them to graze more, by slowly decreasing their food. I was over-feeding them and they got too spoiled. Now that I’ve been scaling down their food, they act totally frantic every time I go out to the yard. They are getting enough to eat (full crops) but since I’ve slowed down on the food, they come running and crowd around the fence every time they hear my voice and all stand around squabbling until I leave. It didn’t used to be this way, but I used to feed them so much that there were always leftovers. I feed them once a day, and try to do it at the same time of day (morning). A few questions; does anyone know how what percentage of a chicken’s diet can be made up of grass? I think that I still may be over-feeding them, that they could be grazing more but they spend a lot of time standing around waiting for feed. What is the best time of the day to feed them, to encourage more grazing/foraging? Morning or evening? Have I spoiled these chickens to the point that they won’t increase the amount that they graze? Any thoughts/ideas would be appreciated!!!