when your hen raises her chicks within the flock, How do you feed them their chick feed and feed the rest of the flock layer pellets? Our December chicks got some chick starter in the nest box with the moma hen. the Hen would eat their food and so did all the other hens. it was very messy ...they never got grower in between, just went straight to pellets. (would that stunt their growth?) Now they are 4 months and the size of a guinea pig. (1/4 pound, lol) their parents are: EE X legorn EE X red production hens EE X EE So they are not large breeds but not banties either. is their current size normal?