I've found numerous posts related to my query but none that gave me the exact kind of answer I was looking for. I have eight laying hens, about ONE YEAR old, and one of them went broody a while ago and decided to hatch some eggs. So now I've got a Momma hen and her six little mutt babies, THREE WEEKS old, that have already (miraculously, and with absolutely no fuss at all) been integrated into the flock. I was feeding the big girls layer feed and the little ones (through an ingenious crate system that keeps the big girls out) chick starter, but now that has run out. Is there something that I can feed my chickens that ALL of them can eat? Or would it be best to keep giving the chicks something different? When should I take them off of chick starter and put them on chick grower? It would be nice if I could give them all the same thing. Thanks!