I always have always had food available for my chickens - 4 black jerseys. I work in an elementary school - kindergarten - where we incubate eggs ( think from 4H). This year we hatched a version of Rhode Island Reds. Not sure which type - these are from a new supplier and they mainly raise meat birds. This is the first time for this type. The person who came to the school told the teachers not to feed the chicks to much - that they will eat themselves to death. Well, I have 4 rhode island chicks (2 months old and 2mo old amaericanas) that are in the coop with my jerseys. Do I need to worry? I have been going thru alot of food but with 8 going babies did not think anything about it. Thanks.