Hi all ! I am fairly new to the chicken raising lifestyle. In moving to Rhode Island last April, we adopted 7 different chickens, each different breeds who were all raised together and about a year old. Unfortunately, we have lost 4 to disease and predators but we are going to expand our flock. We are getting 6 4 week old silkie chicks later on today and I am nervous seeing as I have never raised chicks before. Does anyone have any helpful hints or advice they can contribute ? I know since it's winter here in the north east, I will be keeping them inside until they are atleast 8 weeks old. Our three older chickens will be meeting the babies in short play dates throughout the next couple weeks. Also, I know I will need to get a different type of feed for these chicks, but at what age did y'all start using layer pellets for your chicks ? Anything anyone has to contribute will be extremely helpful!