We supplement their diet with cracked corn for the winter for added energy. They know they can eat all of the corn out of the bowl, throw the pellets on the ground and my wife will continue to give them more. So I put a stop to this and had a group chicken meeting. They all gathered around and I told them they had to eat every pellet off of the ground before they would get any more. Yes I'm crazy and spoke to them like they would understand and they actually looked at me like they did. This morning when I went out the ground was spotless and they came at me like they were going to eat me, lol. Boy were they happy to get a fresh bowl of food with corn mixed in. And yes they ate all of the corn out leaving the pellets. I love our chickens.