We're new to rasing chickens and relied on our local farm store to help us know what to do. We fed starter food to our 6 chicks until we ran out (20# bag), which took just a few weeks - after which we were advised to go ahead and feed Layena crumble. We also feed "extras" such as berries, watermelon, greens, etc. and our ladies are semi-free-range as well. They're now 4-1/2 months old and seem quite healthy. Somewhere on BYC I read that they should be on starter feed for 20 weeks or so? Was our farm-store adviser mistaken, and have we harmed our ladies in any way? We're also new to BYC (and blogging!) and hope we're doing this right... Thanks!