Alright so I hatch chicks out monthly. They stay in the house for a few weeks, then move outside to a smaller brooder, then are mixed into a larger brooder that hold my birds that are 1 month-3 months old. All during this time, they are on medicated chick starter/grower. I only have medicated avalible in my area. Then once they seem big enough, (usually 3 months) they are released outside with the main flock. The main flock has laying hens, roosters, young started birds, broodies chicks. But I am still so confuzed on what to feed them. Layer will hurt the babies, but on the chick starter is says not to feed to hens. So what should I feed them? I never worried about it until I read several times that different foods can hurt them. It's impossible to spearate feed for the main flock. So they are all going to eat the same thing. The brooders will have chick starter, and the ducks will have game bird food. My breeding pens get layer. Please help me figure out what is the healthiest food for my flock.