My six girls won't eat their layer pellets. They started on a complete layer mix being pellets, corn, grains and sunflower seeds. I then changed to just layer pellets (cheaper option too!) but they wouldn't eat it, mind you they do look rather boring! So back to the complete layer mix I went as their pellets looked better. On a closer inspection, they were ditching the layer pellets out of that too! Over the past 3-4 wks we have had some feather pecking / eating going on - could this be due to lack of protein because the layer pellets aren't being eaten? Then again it could be boredom. The girls are all good layers and the shells are hard. In an attempt to get the pellets eaten instead of wasted, I made the plain pellets into a mash first soaking them in boiling water and mashing them up. I then add in some yoghurt and/or kefir (thin drinkable yoghurt). The chickens ate it all up. Is this okay to do, turning the pellets into a mash on a regular / daily basis?