Seems like most people just feed layer feed and their birds do fine and mine are on layer right now but I had also heard starter/grower until first egg so that's what I did (switched to layer at 15 weeks, went back to starter/grower by 17 weeks until first egg and I ran out). Well now I have also heard that layer is supposed to be the only feed they get and if they get other stuff it lowers the protein so that made me nervous they'd get a deficiency. They seem to be healthy so far but they get greens and such and sometimes free range. I heard all flock was better than I heard someone say they personally don't like it cause calcium is so low or something? And they feed starter/grower. I've also heard starter/grower is the same as all flock, just marketed differently. Also heard of people mixing layer and meat bird to up the protein. I don't know, it's all just so confusing. ANYWAY. At our local feed store they have all flock (nutrena) which I'd prefer over Purina. As well as nature smart and nature wise and other nutrena but we know someone who works there so I'm afraid to tell them i dont want country feeds lol There are other Agways an hour away. Our TSC is about the same as the local Agway (15 mins) and for Nutrena brands they have Nature Wise Layer Pellets and Crumbles, both 16%, as well as chick starter/grower and feather fixer, both 18%. They also have Purina Flock Raiser and other feeds. Anyhow, was gonma ask this before we bought it but didn't wanna wait but just grabbed another bag of chick starter/grower but I was wondering if Feather Fixer would be okay??? It says on the bag feed during molting or year round whereas starter/grower says, obviously, for growing chicks. My dad thinks they should just be on layer and they're too old for starter but I've heard it doesn't hurt them??? They have free choice oyster shell (calcium) and just bought more grit. They seem healthy, fine, and laying well on all. Does it really matter much? I didn't wanna switch feed too fast so opted for starter/grower, which they've had a few bags of, over feather fixer. But I don't know. Thoughts?