How do I know if they can handle pellets or not? I have two EE pullets, 23 weeks old. One has been laying since 19 weeks, I don't THINK the other one is laying yet. We get about 3 light green eggs every 4 days, and have never gotten more than one egg in one day. On top of that, my mom and I have each caught a girl in the nesting box once. Both times, it was the same one. Now, their bag of feed is running low(they were on starter, then gamebird, now back to starter for one bag because it was given to us) and I want to switch to layer pellets. I have seen BOTH birds eat the oyster shell we put out for them once we found eggs. So I really don't think the extra calcium will affect them that much. So my question is, can they or can they not handle pellets? I've found un-broken pellets in the crumbles before, and tried to feed them to see. Most of the time, they don't eat it; I have to break it up. The only time I didn't have to break it up was when a pullet picked it up and it fell apart.