Peeps just hatching...peeking out from under mom. I would like to know if, after hatching, is starter feed necessary or will they eat whatever the mother chicken eats. We had peeps a long time ago but they were purchased. We've never had any hatch out in our own henhouse. The group of chickens is in their henhouse and fenced yard for most of the day, then they are set free to roam the property for the last 2 hours before sunset. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.