Okay ever since I have had my chickens (3 + yrs) they have always hated layer pellets.. So for the longest time I have been using the blender to chop'em up. They'll eat it no problem. Awhile back Deb ( justusnak) was saying that Purina has layer crumbles.. I had no idea.. I got my Purina dealer to get some.. the chickens love it. Now I have some mallard ducks, feeding them Flock Raiser in pellets form.... now my chickens flock (lol) to the freaking duck food. Those silly birds.