Ok so i just got some baby chicks on Wednesday. I also have 18 weekers and 8 weekers. Is it ok for one to give the 8 weekers who eat with the 18 weekers laying mash or no? Also should i get the starter stuff for the new babies or would the laying mash. The local feed store was out of the starter feed and i forgot yesterday and when i went today they where closed so i have been feeding them laying mash. If i get the starter stuff is it ok for the larger girls to eat scratch or do they need layer feed too? I just ran out of the mash today. I know alot of questions and thanks for all the answers. Oh and the babies are separate from the rest of the flock.