I have 3 hens and one of the hens has her chicks running around with her. They are 4 weeks old and free range during the day and are cooped at night. I have start n grow in the coop for them to eat on anytime they want but would like to get eggs again and wondered how everyone changes the hens back to laying pellets while keeping the chicks on the start n grow. I tried having a hanging feeder but the chicks just flew up to it and was sampling the pellets. I prefer they eat theirs as it is nutritionally incorrect for them to eat laying pellets. Will the hens lay on starter? Thanx everyone!