I have 4 pullets that just started laying, and the Blue Andalusian was beating up on my poor little BO, pecking her tail feathers out. I isolated the BO for a night, pine tarred her, and put her back in the next day with a Flock Block, scattered lots of BOSS, new cinder blocks to play on, and a new outdoor feed pan. I've also started giving them yogurt with a banana in the morning. The pecking has subsided, though I saw the Ameraucana take a swipe two days ago. I think it's going to be OK - they did just move in 2 weeks ago but I imagine they were bored. There's no grass in the run. None in our yard, either, for that matter! Thing is, I don't think they eat any layer pellets at all! I'm afraid to stop giving them BOSS because I don't want them to start pecking again, but they need to eat pellets to be healthy, right? They can't free range where we live. I've tried mixing the pellets into the yogurt but they pretty much pick around them! It's a local feed company, 22%. Has anyone found a complete feed that chickens actually LIKE? BTW, it's the same as what they were getting before I bought them. To sum up my questions: 1) What's a complete feed that hens will actually eat? 2) If I withdraw all the "treats" are they going to kill each other or eat pellets? 3) If I cut down on the treats and put hay or something over it for them to scratch in, will they just get impacted crops from eating hay? I can't imagine it's nutritious for them. What's something they can scratch in that they won't eat? 4) Am I really over-treating them or is free-will BOSS OK? Sorry I have so many questions, I just want them to have a mildly healthy diet! thanks!