OK , I feed my chickens morning and late afternoon . DO the HENS have to have laying pellets EVERYDAY ? IF so , do I have to give with every feeding ? WHAT age can the chicks be removed off chick starter ? Mine are 10 - 12 weeks old . IF I have to keep on the chick starter , CAN I MIX with the chicken scratch ? I have also been giving bread to ALL . I have 27 chicks ( 10 - 12 weeks old ) , 4 laying hens , and 3 hens FIXING TO start laying .