I have 2 layers and 7 10-week-old chicks that are in the coop together with the chicks confined to a dog crate. I've been letting them mix during the day so the little girls can get out in the run. They get along great, and last night I had an awful time separating them, the chicks were trying to roost with the hens. I would love to just put them together, but my question is the food situation. I've read that the chicks should not eat the layer feed due to too much calcium... is it ok for the hens to eat grower pellets? The grower feed I use is not medicated. Will it compromise the safety of the eggs? Is calcium content the only big difference between these feeds? I could always supplement the hens. Thanks for any help!!