I went to the feed store today and figured I'd get my chicks off the starter feed and switch over to a grower feed. The lady there told me that layer feed is fine and they should be laying within the next month or so. This is our first time ever having chickens so I trusted her because I don't know much about chickens yet. Well I got home and looked at the bag and it says it's for chickens over 20 weeks old. Is this okay for my chicks to eat right now?? Also, the bag says there's copper added to the feed....is that normal?!?! I might just go back and trade it for the grower feed, I'm ticked. When we bought the chicks we dealt with the same lady and I hate to be rude but she seems like an idiot, she gave us some bunk info then too and screwed up a bunch of things at check out. And when do chickens really start laying anyway?? 3 months seems too young, I don't think this lady at the feed store has a clue what she is talking about.