I live in S. America and all of the items (incubators/food/& other miscellanea things) are not available to me here. However 3.5 weeks ago I purchased 4 baby chicks - not sure of ages or breeds because here it's not so much a hobby as it is a way of life. However the chicks were kept in a large metal "showcase" and I chose 4 and that was that (2 reddish and 2 black). They may have been up to 2 weeks old. But now that I have them they only want to eat the yellow pellets (which are pumped with chemicals) and no other food. Before I joined the forum I read they can eat cooked white rice, sunflower seeds, dried oatmeal and other grains and fruits. But they do not eat any fruits or veggies or seeds or rice. They sometimes will eat soft tortilla but that's it and oh yeah one of them ate a gecko - whole... Not sure what to do. Also not sure how to ID breed because I'm not permitted to post pictures on the forum yet. Although I have posted them on my blog looking for help. But since I'm a New Yorker none of my readers know anything about chickens and pretty much feel its gross to eat food not purchased at a grocery. LOL PLEASE help me. I'd love to be a great Pollito's Mami but I'm feeling like someone should call CPS. Thanks for your help.