Our chickens are 8 weeks old. I have decided (thanks to BYC) to feed them starter until I see an egg. The feed at the IFA is kept in a separate barn from the hardware store so I'm always accompanied by an employee. Since I've been in there so much I'm acquainted with most of them.
I don't care what they think of me, I'm just tired of being questioned. "8 weeks old? Why are you still feeding starter? Here's our layer mash, you need to feed them this now!"
I guess I'm just venting. Like I said, I don't care what they think of me. They can think I'm as dumb as a pole for all I care. I however am not outspoken or bold so I just sidestep politely.
Bonus: one of the employees is our next door neighbor.
I should have bought a 50 pound back from the beginning. I will next year. I'm still buying 5 pound bags because I don't want to store it over the winter.