Hello, my name is Megan and I am new to the chicken world! My boyfriend of 7 years has had chickens before but not me and we have never had Silkies before. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I have done lots of reading but sometimes you have to talk to others instead of just read I currently have a question about chicken scratch, does it have any other purpose than just giving them something to do? I mean I know it's corn n grains n what not but someone told me that it has to do with energy or warmth or something I'm not sure but I got some today to lightly sprinkle around in their outside fenced in space to peck around at and maybe get them interested in stepping outside their coop! Some are brave and others are a little apprehensive lol they stand on the edge of the door and lean down to peck but won't step out lol. Thank you!