I'm new to posting on BYC so excuse me if this is in the wrong place. I've had my ten hens for 6months now and I've noticed a change. I started feeding with starter, then moved to starter/grower, grower, crumble and now feeding pellets. I fed crumble feed but it seemed like they were killing each other trying to get a bite, I then moved to feeding pellet so they couldn't gobble it down as quick where the others wouldn't have any. I was feeding in a metal chick feeder two times a day overflowing it and each time I'd add food they seemed to be starving, I went to tractor supply two days ago and bought a 10lb plastic hanger feeder and added it in my coop, I put the normal amount in each time to see if they gobbled it down but each time I went in it looks like they've only took a small amount out, do they eat less when food is constantly in the coop? When I was feeding in the chick feeder the bowl would be empty each time to fill up? They recently started laying eggs about a week and a half ago also, does anyone else have this problem? I watched a guys chickens while they were on vacation one weekend they had the same feeder I bought except they had 6 full grown hens but each time I checked on them the feeder still looked to be full? Do they eat less with food constantly there because they know they don't have to wait until the next feed?