HI just wondering how long would it take for a chicken to die from starvation? I have 2 silkies i just got almost a week ago and i haven't seen them eat any pellets, They free range range in the yard but won't touch the pellets or wheat. They also haven't drinken much water either. There to scared to come out from the coop into the run. They won't even go out into the run when the other chickens aren't in there. Even to get them out in the yard to free range i have to chase them out. If i keep them in the coop/run and chase them it doesn't work cause as soon as i walk away they go straight back into the coop. I'm not sure how old they are but i'm guessing there over 3 years old. I do not want to put food and water in the coop as it makes it stink in the coop bad. THere food and water is out in the run.