I got 6 Buckeye chicks on 4/12 and didn't have room to raise them anywhere but the big girls coop. So I divided the coop with cardboard & wire and put the little ones in. There is a heat lamp and their food & water. So now the weather is warming and the chicks are 5 weeks old and I would like to think about letting them out into the world. But how do I ensure that they eat only the chick grower and not the layer food, and how do I keep the big girls (4 Buckeyes & 6 Orps) from eating the chick food? I read here that chicks should be 18 weeks before eating the layer food because of the added calcium.