I have had chickens off and on for over 20 years, and have always feed a chick starter feed and then switched them over to a layer feed at about or a little before point of lay. On occasion but not real often have had a rooster in with the hens. Was reading last night some articles that were stating that layer feeds were not anything great and harmful to roosters. It mentioned that it caused health issues and they would not live over around 4 years if fed that. I don’t keep a particular group of chickens that long usually and especially not a rooster. I am now wondering what would be the best and or most practical feed for our chickens? They are on a Southern States Starter/Grower now. They will be all pullets except for a couple roosters. I am wanting to maintain as much egg production as possible.