I know this has been posted before or something like it but I'll do it again since the timing is appropriate. This morning I went out and put out fresh layer pellets, cracked corn, and water before letting the Gals out of the coop. We have 19 Gold Comet pullets, all less than a year old. There was a lot of squawking and carrying on but little interest in their food. I did bring down leftover veggie scraps including greens, etc. and they scarfed those up in a flash. I took a big plastic pitcher back to the house and put in about a cup of whole milk and a heaping tablespoon of dried buttermilk powder Teresa uses for baking. Then I added some hot water from the kettle on the stove (less than boiling temp) and mixed it all up. When I got back to the run the gals knew something was up so they were all excited and underfoot to see what it was I had. I took a half scoop of their layer pellets and added it to the warm milk/water mixture and stirred it until it was a lumpy mix of about a quart and a half. I could still see most of the pellets but they were disolving. I poured the whole mass out into a big terracotta saucer and stood back. The Pigs With Feathers went at it like it was their favorite food which is yougart and rice. It was not a pretty sight. They reminded me of a parahnas in a feeding frenzy. I think it was the warmth but they cleaned it up in less than five minutes. Then they took to pecking off what they'd slung all over the place from each other until every bit of it had vanished. I think I'm going to reserve this for those cold, cold mornings we've been having and also put it out just before the Gals go in for what will be a frosty cold night here in the Carolinas. Anyone else try this or have any variations they'd like to share?