Hi All, I have three 6 week old Black Australorps in my first chicken flock. I'm down to about a week's supply of starter food (the very fine sand-like stuff), but the local feed store didn't have a 'grower' that wasn't for meat birds, and I couldn't find any grower on-line that I was certain was for laying birds, so I purchased 50 lbs of all flock pellets instead. I'm wondering now if this is the right thing for 7-8 week old pullets? The protein is 18%, which sounds right for what I'm reading, but can pullets handle those hard pellets? Should I get another bag of the chick starter, and let them get a little bigger before making the switch? I have 50lbs of the stuff, I'm hoping they can eat it someday! TIA!