OK, I'm trying not to waste any feed that I have, and I'm wondering how I can do this. I have 2 one-year old hens, they are getting layer pellets. I have about 1/3 of a bag they came with and 1 full bag (50lb) unopened. At the rate they are eating it will take quite a bit of time to finish all the pellets I have, does it go bad/stale? I also have 7 week-old chicks on medicated chick crumbles. I'm working on 1 25lb bag now. I am picking up 3 eleven week old pullets this weekend. What do I buy? Should I just get some flock raiser? I've read they should not have layer pellets yet, is that true? It will be easy for the next month or so to keep them all fed separately, our hens are in a tractor, the chicks in the brooder and the pullets will be in quarantine. Once our coop is finished I want to get the pullets (will be 16-18 weeks by then) and hens integrated, and the chicks into the coop (we will separate an area for them). If I have feed left over at that point can I mix it all together with some flock raiser and use it that way? I'll be offering egg shell on the side for the layers. This is our first time with chickens and I am, quite happily, in over my head!