I had been feeding my hens a combo of wild game scratch, oyster shells, boiled eggs, and everything else they find while they free-range from dawn till dusk. I have fed them layer pellets in the past, before I had a surplus of eggs to feed them and they acted just fine. I decided about a month ago to give it another go-round so I could possibly sell some of my eggs to my friends and neighbors. I took about a week to transition them between feeds. When I finally got them on the layer pellets they started acting like crack fiends. You couldn't walk into the yard without them literally attacking you for food. Even after feeding, they would follow you literally everywhere, jumping up to peck your hands all the way. Their crops seemed quite full but they still wanted more. They refused to free range at all. I honestly think they would have gone through the entire 50# bag in 2 or 3 days had I let them (I only have 8 laying hens and a goose!) They even stopped laying for about 2 weeks, I mean everybody, including goosie. I have since went back to their previous diet and they have all returned to normal. They still rush to see me when I walk out the door, but after they figure out that I don't have food they go back to their dust baths or whatever. Did I just get a bad batch of layer pellets or what? The whole situation just had me a bit flabbergasted. Thanks!