I made a horrible mistake when I decided to raise a batch of layers during the winter. Basically, for the first 14 weeks they were inside, or in a coop with snow surrounding them. I now have a batch of layers that do not forage at all!!! I guess they do a bit, maybe a handful of them, but most of them lay around and wait to be fed. I've tried feeding them at different times of the day but that doesn't help. I scatter seeds all over to encourage foraging, but they just stop once they've eaten the seeds. I don't believe they know how to scratch the ground! Is there any hope for them? I sell eggs as organic (i feed them organic seed) and free range, but I know I could and should be getting even better eggs if they foraged more. Will they ever learn? I realised my mistake when I set out a batch of meat birdsat 3 weeks old and they started scratching immediately. I am so frustrated!!!