I have six 10wk old chicks that are starting to mix with my 1yr old hens. So far, they are getting along pretty well but no matter how hard I try, the little ones want to eat the layer pellets. My older hens wouldn't eat pellets until they were much older, but these don't seem to mind. I went to TSC today looking for some grower/breeder pellets thinking I could feed that to the entire flock and offer oyster shell on the side for the hens. They only had it in crumbles which my hens refuse to eat. I explaned my dilemma to a sales person on the floor (who seemed knowledgeable - said he has chickens) and he said the layer pellets would be OK for 10wk old chicks. So, I came home with a bag of Layena pellets. So what to others on this forum think? Ok or not?