I got my first chicks 3 weeks ago. I am totally new to this and have no idea what I am doing. I would appreciate any advice. have 3 hens 4 week old Rhode Island reds. I have heard different things about feeding them. Now they are still on starter, I just started offering grit to offer treats and because they are just starting to spend a tiny bit of time out side. Am I supposed to switch to "grower" at what age? And do I change to layer at 4 or 5 months? And is there any trick to introducing them to dogs? 1 of my dogs is fine with them, but im not sure the other 2 will ever be able to be around them.