Right now, the 7 chicks and the hen are in a brooder coop within the main coop. They can see each other through the wire. I'm not sure when the best time is to integrate them with the flock. They're going to be 2 weeks old on this Saturday. They're eating chick starter crumbles. My problem is that the main flock are eating layer crumbles from a hanging feeder. I think I'd read somewhere that the layer feed is harmful to baby chicks. The hens do scatter some on the floor of the coop. Also, even though it's a hanging feeder, those little rascals can jump much higher. Heck, a couple of them will jump on the mother hen's back and ride her. Should I switch the main flock over to the chick starter when I let them together? Will that harm them? These are our first chickens (bantams) and I just don't want to make a mistake that could have been prevented if I'd only known. We only have the one coop with attached covered run. They don't free range. (We have a hawk family that lives nearby, one even sat on the roof of the coop trying to figure a way to get dinner) Any suggestions would be surely appreciated!