Usually the feeder is empty every morning when I go out to feed them, but since switching from mash due to all the powdery waste left behind, I've noticed that the pellets just aren't disappearing. I'm okay with them being finicky for a few days and then just giving up and eating what's put out for them, but I'm wondering if anyone has ever had a case of chickens just starving to death because of not eating the new food. That wouldn't really happen would it??? I realized I should have introduced the pellets by mixing it in with the mash and then just weaning them off the old stuff, but they'd run out and I didn't have cash to buy two kinds of feed. They're still getting kitchen scraps and being let out to forage a little before dusk. What's the consensus?