I have been to a bunch of different feed stores and I've gotten a bunch of conflicting information about feed so now I'm just confused. My chicks are eating medicated starter feed, which, according to the bag, can be fed for the first six weeks. This doesn't look anything like what the chicks in the store were eating (in either of the two stores I bought chicks from). At a different store (no chicks, just feed), they had "grow mash," which the guy told me was what I should feed baby chicks and which looked more like what the chicks in the store were eating (some powdery stuff with recognizable flakes of corn and oats). So I've been mixing some of that in with the feed (mostly feed, a little mash). But after reading some other information on chick food, now I'm concerned that maybe the grow mash is supposed to be the food for the in-between stage between chick starter and layer food. Anyone know what stage it's for? Is it bad for the chicks to have? (My chicks are around 1-3 weeks old.) Is it a nutritionally-balanced feed or is it more like a treat? Another newbee question: What is "scratch"? Is this something chicks should have? Something grown chickens should have? Thanks so much for any info.