Everyday when i get home from work, i let me flock out to free range for a little while before sundown. When i walk through the gate, they are trying to run down the door to get out. But thats not the issue. When i let em out, they run straight full blast to my dogs feed bowls and start munching down on the dog food. I feed em scratch, layin pellets, and scraps off the table on occasion. I have to go get the bowls up before they get put out sometimes. Seems to me as though; 1. They aren't getting enough protein, thats why they like the dog food, or 2. They just like the taste of it. somebody enlighten me on this.