So I have a flock of old laying hens (still laying), and a group of young hens about to lay. The problem I have is Im about to introduce a hen and her adopted chicks ( very young) to the flock what do I feed the flock? Laying crumbles is what theyre getting now but Ive heard there is too much calcium in it for chicks. So do I feed the whole flock chick feed and supplement with oster shell, if I do that will I get soft eggs. Any help would be great.