I am completely confused..feeling stupid here. I got my first batch of 12 chicks March 22nd...the second batch of 30 a month later, and have been giving them the medicated starter/grower crumbles ever since. Now my original 5 roosters are crowing and trying to tackle the hens. The big beautiful red beasts will be in the freezer by nightfall. A friend started me on a mix of 2 parts layer/ 1 part scratch two days ago. Is that a good thing? Should I be using a different feed for my hens now? All these different terms...starter, grower, layer, scratch, grit, protien levels, etc... I feel so lost. Can someone give me the EASY version to get the most meat from my roosters and the most eggs from the hens? I had no idea it was so HARD to raise birds.