I have some 'teenager' chicks that are fully feathered & growing, I was curious when I can allow them to eat 'big' chicken food ( as in laying pellet). They're still eating chick feed & they get a little scratch every once in awhile. I've estimated that they're it least 6 weeks old ( my pair of BB's is it least 8-9 weeks old). I'm just anxious to have ONE waterer & ONE feeder ( & ONE COOP!) !! haha. also anxious to get the teenagers socialized with the older girls. ok, maybe I got ahead of myself - do I just have to wait til they start laying? then i can start with the laying pellet?