Hi, I've got 9 chicks will be 6 weeks on Wednesday and 3 chicks will be 5 weeks on Wednesday. I've got about 25% of my 50 lb bag of chick starter left. And these girls are eating like pigs. (ok, maybe they're eating like teenage boys...) When is it ok to start them pullet developer? I have a 50 lb bag of 16% poultry developer ready to go. But, I'm a little worried about starting them too early on it, because I've read that this could make them mature too early, lay eggs too early, and have smaller eggs overall. (And I like big eggs!) I'm willing to get another bag of chick starter, and get them to 8 weeks if it will mean bigger eggs. (is 8 weeks the magic number?) But, if I spend $15 on chick starter, and have some left over when I start this batch on poultry developer, then I guess I'd have to buy more chicks. *sigh* decisions decisions. Comments?