All my girls are now past 20 weeks, so I recently switched from grower to layer feed. They don't seem to like it - it's big pellets instead of the little crumbs they used to get. I think they are eating it but I"m not sure. I put it in one of those metal feeders where you fill the center part and it falls down under a divider to a tray, but it gets clogged and I have to shake it to get more of the pellets to shift down into the eating tray. (I"m not describing it well - here's a picture of the kind I have, from Tractor Supply.) They used to stand on top and eat from the center, but the squirrels were getting in so I covered the opening with hardware cloth. They get to hang out in my yard during the day, but it's a pretty small space - a couple hundred square feet of lawn, with some bushes and flowers and stuff and I worry they've eaten everything good there by now. (There are 5 of them.) They come running whenever I come out because they know I will bring them a little treat - mealworms, some seeds, some grapes. It SEEMS like they're even more enthusiastic about me since we switched to layer feed - as if they're extra hungry. They look very healthy, but haven't started laying yet (the oldest are about 27 weeks) . I did just add a light to the coop, but want to be sure that nutrition isn't also an issue. What can I do to make sure they have enough to eat?