I'm just about to move our 8 wk old chicks out to the coop (have to get them out of the house). For the first few days, I'll keep them separated, but the I'll have a mix of 8-9 week olds and laying chickens. Once together, I can't control who eats grower and who gets layer feed. What's the best way to do this given that I can't keep them separated any longer? Leave both grower and layer mix out there and let both age groups eat what they may? Go with all grower and force the old maids to eat grower as well? I want to ensure the chicks develop well, but I don't want my eggers to slow down.