Hello, I'm a total newbie at raising hens. A local chicken keeper gave me three black silkies at the beginning of December; they had been born in June or July and were all laying. Their first three days at my place they lay five eggs between them, and then nothing. I know there could be a couple of problemsstress from the move and my roommate's puppy, and the short winter daysbut I'm pretty sure the real issue is that they were being fed flock raiser before, and right now I have lay pellets in their run that they will not touch. They've only been eating scratch, which I realize isn't a very well-balanced diet. Are they too young for lay pellets? Is there some trick to getting them to recognize the pellets as food? Also, do they still need grit if they spend a few hours free-ranging in the yard each day? Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.