My Australorp girls just turned 6 months old last Wednesday and I have finally been gifted with an egg every day now. Yay!! However when I switched them over from their chick starter to layer feed they have been turning up their noses to the new feed. They absolutely loved their chick feed and ate it with gusto. So I stuck with the same brand of feed for the layer feed. Well, they don't like it! I thought maybe it was ground up a bit small and even opened another bag. They still wouldn't eat it. So I even tried a new brand of food. They are still not interested in eating layer food. I had a bag of Flock Raiser pellets around and they wont' even eat that. Should I be worried? Is this normal? They have the run of an old garden area that is 20x30 feet. They have eaten every blade of grass, every weed, everything down to the dirt. I have hay spread around which has been rained on for a few weeks and have been eating old cruddy muddy hay. I raked it all up the other day and spread new stuff down, so at least they will get SOME green stuff in them, but still they prefer dirt and crud to the layer feed or the new hay. Their poo doesn't look very good and one of them has diarrhea all the time now. They just refuse to eat their new food. And I can't afford to keep trying new feeds on them. And being the rural town that I live in, I will not be able to get chick starter til next spring. Ordering feed on line is not an option as I have no UPS or FED EX delivery out my way. What should I do?