Hi all, I just have a few questions if you have the time? Firstly, one of my girls went broody so I gave her 6 fertilised eggs, 4 of which hatched. They were born on 20 Dec so that makes them nearly 4 weeks old. They are in a separate part of the run with mum and doing great. So, my questions are: 1. When is the best age for the Mum and chicks to go back with in the rest of the girls (6 others)? Is it best to put them together while she is still mothering them so she can offer some protection? 2. At the moment the mother and the chicks are having chick crumble, fermented wheat and a few scraps while the other girls are having a mix of super poultry mix/layer crumble, fermented wheat and plenty of green scraps (which they LOVE). I have read that if a laying bird eats chick crumble (as it's medicated) you have to discard the eggs... So, my question is (stupid or not) how can I make sure they eat what they are supposed to including us having the eggs? 3. Keeping in mind the above.... If I gave them grower crumble earlier than the 8 weeks would it hurt them and would be cause an issue with the eggs? Thanks everyone for your time.