I have a laying flock that is a year and a half old. When they were old enough for layer feed, I put them on pellets and they did fine. Didn't have a moment's problem. But then I acquired another chicken that had some health issues and I felt she would do better with crumble. So instead of buying 2 feeds, I switched everyone over to crumble. That was a year ago. Now, in addition to my layers, I have a younger flock as well that is just at the age to switch to layer feed. I found a deal on feed that is $3 less per 50 pounds than I've been paying. So I purchased that feed and it's pellets. Now everyone in the chicken yard is looking and acting hungy and like they have no idea what to do with the pellets. I don't see why they can't eat them - they eat everything else from table scraps to mice for pete's sake. I just made this switch yesterday. Will it take them a couple of days to readjust? Or do chickens ever literally just not eat if they're not happy with the feed? I could really use some advice here. I've got 100 pounds of pellets and 40 very hungry chickens.