My girls are 18 weeks old and almost out of their chick starter crumble. I can fill their feeder one more time with the crumble. We do not have any eggs yet, but am guessing that they will be here soon. The breeder I bought our chicks from said to keep them on the starter crumble until they started laying. He mentioned we should discard the first week of eggs and start them on layer immediately.
My question is: is it ok to switch to layer feed since they should begin laying very soon? Or should I buy another bag of starter crumble?