Last night I was looking at the medicated chick start food my girls have and it seemed pretty chunky compared to the chick food they were getting at the feedstore...sooo I popped some (1 cup full) in my coffee grinder and ground it up some.... ...then I took two small tea bag saucers (teeny saucers that are for placing your tea bag on when you pull it out of your cup) and put the more ground up powdery chick starter on there (about a two table spoons per saucer) ...both girls investigated and then started pecking away like they've never had anything to eat before...and eventually they both were sitting in their saucers and kicking back so a lot of the food went onto the shavings...but they looked like they were 'scratching' and having a good time... ...they both pecked at their normal food as well...between their escapades with the ground up food...and drank some water... ...is all this OK, GOOD, BAD???? Was the 'scratching' like motion, them really doing what adult chickens do when they 'scratch' at the ground? Could they be giving themselves a 'dust bath' in it? What are your thoughts on their Chick Starter food being so chunky? is that OK, or should I be grounding up more for them? Thanks for all your imput on other threads and this one too!!! You guys are GREAT!!!!!!!!! a great resource and just friendly personalities!!!