Ok, I started this chicken adventure 6 weeks ago and I must say I have become truly addicted! This was my first experience with chickens and I just want to be sure I am doing everything I need to be doing correctly. I must say they are all growing (very fast) and all look healthy. But, I was wondering if there is anything else I should be doing? I just got done with making a larger area for them in the barn it is a 25 x 25 ft area .lots of space & perches for them and I do allow them to free range during the day. I am still giving the 6 week olds chick starter feed but they also get into the grower/finisher I have out for the older silkies. I was thinking about maybe putting out half chick starter & half grower/finisher. The chick starter is 20% protein & the grower/finisher is 15% protein. Would that be ok to do for both the younger & older ones in the coop? I also give them treats like lettuce, watermelon, other fruits & cheese. Is there anything else I should be doing for them or giving them??? Do they need any supplements or anything? I also wasnt sure when to start the oyster shell for the hens. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP & INFO ON HERE!!!