Well, the babies (Australorps and Barnevelders) are near on six weeks old now. They've as of this weekend got a couple of wee doors in their hutch so that they can mix with the hens in the shed (but the hens can't get into the hutch, to eat their medicated starter feed, or to corner and hassle them). The first thing they did was sprawl in a sunbeam - so cute! We have hung the hens' feeder as high as we can and still have the hens readily eat from it, but of course the chicks are crafty little beggars, and can flap up and perch on the edge and snatch a bite or two before being chased off. Could this conceivably harm their nutrition in any way?