I have 9 Laying hens in a coop and pen and have been integrating a group of 8 week olds with them. The 8 week olds are ready to be released full time with the older hens. My problem is that I do not want the younger birds eating the layer food. I wonder if there is a food that I can feed to all of them without harming any one. They are free all day with the older ones and can be put in with them at night now........I just do not know what to do with the food situation. I have always done free feeding. I am not so worried about the layers eating the chick food as I am about the younger ones eating the layer food. Help please on a way to handle this.