- Jan 12, 2014
Sort of a long title, but that is my question. We have 4 chicks that are 10 weeks old. Currently, we have them separate in a small pen to themselves, but will need to put them in with our 7 older laying hens before the youngsters begin laying. The chicks are on starter/grower crumbles and the laying hens are on egg-layer pellets. However, from what we've read here, we should not feed the chicks egg-layer pellets until they are at least 22 weeks. So, how do we handle this when we put the youngsters in with the rest of the flock? Where we live there does not appear to be anything that we can feed both groups for this "in between" stage.