Hi! I am new to keeping chickens, and have 2 10 week old girls. I've put them on pulley grower pellets and tried giving them a few yummy snacks, but they seem to turn up their beaks at anything but chick crumbles!
I'm wondering if they need to see another chicken eating things to get it, or if they're having trouble swallowing anything bigger than crumbles - they seem to peck fairly ineffectually at things. They ate a tiny bit of cottage cheese (once they'd pecked the chunks into tiny particles) but ignored the finely sliced comfrey mixed in with it and they love cooked brown rice. However, they have ignored silverbeet and strawberries, can't seem to do much with their puller grower pellets, and tried to hide from a slug I gave them! I've crushed their pellets and mixed them with crumbles and water to create a mash which they seem to like, but they can't seem to eat the sprouted wheat I gave them, even when I had out it through a food processor.