Hi! My name is Julie! I live in Bountiful Utah. The city I live in just started to allow people to have hens this year I believe. I just purchased what I thought were 4 hens in July. It's my first time having chickens. The lady I got them from said that the polish hen was 3 1/2 months. She ended up being a rooster so I gave him away. The other 3 are a sikie, road island red and a cochin. I bought 3 gold sex link female chicks in August. They were 3 weeks old when I got them. I just put them in the enclosure with the hens a couple weeks ago. The chicks are in a dog cage so the hens can't beat them up! I let them out with the hens for a little while in the evenings and the silkie has little hen syndrome or something because she's the one picking on them and they are almost as big as she is now. They are 9 weeks old! I am hoping to get them in the coop with the hens soon! I just started the chicks on grower food a week ago. They were eating starter food until then. I am thinking about switching the hens to the grower food until the chicks are old enough for layer food. Any thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated!