Well, it's getting colder and we wanted to put a feeding trough in the henhouse, instead of the crappy little trough outside the house, on the ground, where rain gets to it. But inside, we worried about mice, so we got an old metal waterer that had broke and cut holes in the sides and put feed inside that. As they eat, the feed comes out the holes and keeps a continuous supply for them. Great! Or is it? How much is too much feed? We think we weren't feeding them enough, because we were giving them about 6c. of corn/pellets in the morning and when we had a child sneak down and feed them 3 more cups behind our backs, she revealed that they "went nuts" over it. So we tried again the next day and sure enough, that later day feeding made them frantic. They ate it all in a few seconds. So we thought maybe we should give them more. However, the feeding system we now have seems to be too much. I have 16 hens. What is the right amount to feed them? They aren't getting as many bugs, etc. now that it's colder so maybe they really do need more? Thanks!!!