Would having access to pellets 24/7 or tossing a small coffee can full out every day be better? I had hanging feeder for a while and my girls could just eat when ever. I was at a friends house the other day and I got to see how he feeds. He had a small coffee can and tossed it out and chickens came running from all around to eat. He said it was better to do it like that. So, I figured Id try it. I have been feeding my chickens a can full every day for over a month now. When I toss it out, they go crazy eating it up. Are they starving? I have 13 chickens and they are in a 25x40 run.