I'm sure that this question has been addressed at some point, but I can't find any specifics.... I have one chicken that has started to lay eggs and two that should be coming close to it in a few weeks. I understand that it is probably best to have them eat to the youngest birds age (in this case it is 21 weeks vs 16 weeks).....anyway, I went and got the "big girl" good at the feed store and they recommended Home Grown--Layer (I believe this is a division of Purina). They recommended pellets. Well long story short, they seem to hate it. I don't see them eat it at all! They get to scratch and peck in a little yard, so I know they are getting some stuff, and they scarf down any scratch that I throw out (I only do a very little), but they won't touch the darn pellets. I also tried to throw out some of the original starter feed that the one had been eating.....but that seems to not interest them either? Any suggestions?