I just joined BYC and am excited about asking a few questions I have. I recently started raising chickens for the first time and am loving it. However, from time to time I have many unanswered questions. I want my girls to be happy and healthy for a long time to come since this is our first flock we've started for the first time. We just got the chicks on Aug. 30. It was touch and go with raising the little ones. We had one die the first day, then another the second. We were so sad. Then six weeks later we put them out in the coop for the first time and another one died. We still don't know what happened. They say it just does. I'd really like to know why or how. Anyway, I've been feeding them all kinds of grains and veggies and fruit. So far they have loved everything I've given them. Now to my question, can I feed them quinoa? If so, can I give it to them cooked or raw? I know it's very good for them to eat and for us too. I just wanted to make sure they can have it now because they aren't laying yet. We still have a few weeks to go. Thanks, so much for the info. I am looking forward to hearing all your answers.