My 18 hens pecked at the paint on the outside of their coop all summer and fall. The coop is a repurposed milk house.Does anyone else have chickens that seek out paint chips when they free range? I swear, mine are like little addicts.
Seems that you are feeding them well.They have layer feed 16%, and then mash every other day with feather fixer, 18%, since there are a few still molting. Besides that, they have grit and oyster shell available and they get treats of grubblies, meal worms, and scrambled eggs sometimes, and sunflower seeds.
We did notice when we insulated their first coop with the rigid foam, when they found a section of it, it seemed to be the most exciting thing to eat. With all of our house renovations, there are still paint chips here and there.