I just got my first set of girls and they have settled in nice, the dogs are accepting and protective. Which was what I expected. the cat is just wondering, Why. My question is twofold to prevent too many stupid threads. I have 16% layer pellets and a variety of greens and fruits. I have yet to get grit as it is a stretch of 30'x25' with live vegetation still and very dusty and natural grit. Will this be sufficient? I noticed when I went to go fill the pellets this morning they were all running to them, but once they saw it was only pellets and after a few pecks.. they kept looking at me like they were expecting something else. Is that cause I was the giver of variety yesterday? They still had so much left from the day before, are they just not hungry? They had a full cob and a couple of apples, plums and beet w/greens. How much food/pellets per bird should I feed them? They will have a variety of bugs to pick from for a while.. As the crickets and wasps this year are plentiful.