I have 3 four month old pullets who should start laying any time now who I have started on layer feed. First question: is it ok for them to have layer feed if they aren't laying? Second question: I have baby chicks about 2 weeks old who will be integrated into the flock in a couple of weeks. I want them to be on starter ration but I will have them in the same coop as the older hens. Keeping layer feed out of reach is not an option as one of my 3 older girls is a bantam. Should I have them all on starter crumbles until the small ones are older? If so, how long is the layer feed good for (I have it in a rubbermade tote with lid) or will it still be good in the spring when they are all laying? Also need advice on how to integrate other chickens into the flock. The bantam is in a temporary coop where the others can see/smell her (they were pecking her pretty badly when she was out with them 2 days ago). I want to know this so the little ones can be integrated as soon as they are able to be outside permanently.