Hi... I had a discussion with our farmer supply guy who sells either baby chick starter food or laying food. He says to not eat the eggs their mom is now laying since she eats starter food and to continue chick starter food for at least 4 months. As a newbie, I'm really confused. Any help? We keep the mom and 6 babies separated from the group but still in the large pen so our rooster jumps over into their pen at will. I wanted to combine them at 6-8 weeks. What do you say?