ok i am learning as my chicks grow lol and i need yet again more help: i have assorted bantams that are abt 5-6 weeks old are these good for egg laying and if not what are they good for? i know this sounds bad but i figured i should start out with the cheap ones in case i couldnt do it but i can and i love them !!! its a great hobby and learning experience for my son too! ok another question what shall i feed them? i just took them of the chick started and as far as treats? bugs? mashed eggs? and what else can i give them i herd someone say a clump of dirt or sand for grit? i also bought 2 but i died easter chicks the dyed type the man at feed store told me they were layer hens can i feed them all the same? thanks so much for all y'alls help!!! i really appreciate it!!!