I've been raising chickens for over two years, and suddenly have a question I've never had before. We were surprised with 9 baby chickens...we had a bit of Dumor chicken starter, giving it to some that are now old enough for the next step with less protein. I'm wondering if the 16% protein is adequate for the new ones. If not, I'll have to buy 50 pounds of the chick starter. They will not eat all the 50 pounds, I'm sure, so now I'm wondering if it will be safe to give the higher protein feed to the grown chickens, mixed in with the layer feed. I'm ashamed at even having to ask this question, but I know I'll get some good answers. My thought is that a bit too much protein wouldn't be a problem. I'm more concerned about giving the new ones enough to be healthy. Thanks to all.