I know this sounds funny, but my nine hens scoop the feed from their feeder and spread it all over the floor of the coop. I'm going through a lot of feed as a result. I think this started when I began mixing a little scratch grains into the feed on someone's advice. The hens love scratch grains above all things and I believe they've gotten into the habit of rooting through the Layena looking for the grains. I've stopped doing that now, and just spread a little scratch grains on the floor of the run every day. (It's like crack for them; they go completely crazy over it -- so much so that I wonder if they're not eating Layena at all, just spreading it around the coop, and so are starving when I show up with their little bit of scratch grains. I don't like to scoop up the spilled feed and put it back in the feeder because they've pooped all over it. But I sure would like to get them to stop wasting it all. That stuff's expensive. One other oddness: I spread straw around the floor of my coop, and the hens methodically kick it out the door and spread it evenly all over the floor of the run. Odd little creatures, aren't they?