Hello everyone hope everyone is having a great day. I am just starting out with chickens. In fact I don't even own any yet but I'm trying to get all my questions answered before hand as right now I cant even build my coop cause I had knee surgery and in the healing process. So lots of time to sit and think of questions and ideas. So on with this question. My plan is to start out with 10 laying hens and 10 meat chickens. I have read some that the meat birds need a different food then the laying hens. So this has led me to believe I will have to keep the 2 separated as to keep them from eating each others food. But I have seen people post with the 2 that don't have them separated. So do I need to keep them apart to keep them out of each others food? Or is there a food that will work for them both? It would work out much better for me if I didn't have to keep them apart. but if I have to I guess I have to. Thanks in advance for any help.