I have read so many posts on this subject and I think I have a plan now. I do not want to duplicate questions on here but please tell me your thought on my plan. I have 6 girls that will be 18 weeks tomorrow. They have been on grower and some scraps. They are in a run and well the grass is gone, they do get some bugs. I have started to let them out an hour before bed time due to our neighbors free running dog they have to be supervised. Hopefully we can keep this up and they can get some free range time. I have maybe a few more days left of grower. I have not seen an egg yet and am super excited to get my first egg!! So my plan is to keep buying grower and throw out some oyster shell in the run until I see an egg. Then I will buy layer and mix with the grower until the grower is gone and they are on layer only. How does my plan sound? Again I am not trying to repost the same question over and over...I just have read so many different things. Thanks all in advance for any info you have to offer. Did I mention how excited I am....I can't wait for my first egg!