OK so my dad is a chiropractor and he was talking to one of his patients today. My chickens aren't laying yet and they are like 8 months old now I am really wanting them to start laying. I do know that all chickens sometimes start laying early and some late. I did start feeding them layer when they were about 8 weeks (i know big mess up) i got back from a trip and someone i know had gotten me 16 chickens when he brought them out I guess they were like 4 weeks or something anyway they were living off of a ton scraps and I felt really bad the only food i really knew about was homegrown layer feed 16% (from my other chickens I had before then) any way I got them the food and they have been on it ever since. So she said I needed to feed them layer mash or layers crumbles for hens with 18% and they come in 40 pounds bags so what shall I do?