First off, I love BackYardChickens WEB site! I have been reading, reading, reading for a month! I recently built a coop and run from my kids old playhouse, now I have 5 new babies, well 2-3 year old hens I bought for $10 each that I treat like babies. I started off by hanging a feeder in the coop and throwing some feed into the run twice a day. They never touched the feed in the house and I read that feed on the ground in the run gets contaminated by poop causing intestinal worms so I moved the feeder into the run. I still never see them eating from the feeder, I throw a little scratch on the ground every day along with crushed egg shells, dandelions or other greens and they gobble them up. I put some scratch in the feeder and they gobbled it up by seem to ignore the pellets in the feeder by themselves. Any ideas why? I have had them 2 weeks, they started off laying 3 eggs a day and now they are closer to 4=5 eggs a day and look much healthier than when I got them. Thanks!