I got 3 silkies a week ago, reportedly about 6 mo old. They won't eat purina layena pellets. I have some in a bowl on the ground and some in a round hanging chick feeder at their chest level. They eat treats such as scratch and mealworms just fine. I've heard you shouldn't give them too many treats. Tonight I added water and a little cat food to the layena pellets to make a mash and they ate a little of that. Is this OK? Any suggestions! I'm wondering if I should try chick starter. The guy I got them from had them with other adult birds full sized birds and he thought they were laying. No eggs for me and it's been a week. They scratch around in the run all day and otherwise seem OK, however I'm a novice at this.