Hi All, New to the world of chickens, but couldn't be more excited! I currently have 18 (including at least two, but maybe four EE's) week old chicks in the brooder downstairs. I ordered them from McMurray. Mcmurray's instructions mention to sprinkle chick grit on their food on day 3. I use Manna Pro Chick Grit, and currently feed Dumore Starter/Grower. My question is: Just how much grit do I use? I just sprinkle like I am using salt right now. Should the amount of grit increase as they get older? Is there ever a point at which I should offer grit in a separate container? I assume at some point they recognize the difference between their food and the grit and will eat appropriate amounts, right? A bit off subject, but I am especially excited about my EE chicks. When they start laying, does each hen lay the same colored eggs each time? Or can each egg color be different? If they do lay the same color each time, is there any way to predict by the hen's color what color she will produce? Thanks!!