I'm on another board, and someone asked about baby chicks. I siad this is what I do.. I use "started mash" and make it into a runny paste for them, just chuck it in the run and mum will show the chick where it and what to do. After the first week or so I slowly add layer mash at 75% starter / 25% layer. then the next week I mix it 50/50, then the week after that I mix 25% starter/75% layer. They get this twice a day. Warm water mixed in the morning and evenings. They love this "porridge" In the coup I put a small tray of dry starter mash, with a bowl of water next to it with stones in so the chicks don't drown. When I say coup, I mean the seperate hutch they are in. I was then told not to give layer mash to chicks as it's too high in calcium, mine get this after a week, see my mixes. Also not to add water to it as it stick thier beaks shut.... So am I doing it wrong?