One thing I want to do to help prevent pecking is to give the girls some extra protein. It seems to me they could have some cottage cheese without causing any problems, but being a newbie (or as I like to say, a New Egg) leaves me with too little information. What other foods can they eat without having grit? They are staying in their cage still, but it meets the minimum requirements for space. They are moved from the garage to the back yard each day, so I still have to clean up behind them. Will soft foods make their mess smell more?