I got these eight week old pullets at Tractor Supply when they were small...now they've outgrown the container that I was keeping them in. I've moved them into the hen house with no problems so far. I am still feeding them starter feed but have a hanging gallon feeder for the hens. Will it hurt the chicks if they eat the layer pellets? I have six hens and one rooster and there are three layer boxes in there, so the hens come and go as they please and s is where all of them sleep at night. When all of the ladies have laid their eggs, I open the gate and let them free range on about an acre behind my house. BUT, I'm only concerned about the chicks eating the layer pellets. Thanks for your patience..