My girls are 18wks already! I am still patiently waiting for eggs.... OK I have been threating them with no eggs = no treats but they know I can't resist giving them goodies. Anyway my question is for those that feed layer mash. I bought a 100lb bag of layer mash from the feed mill which went to the bottom of the feed bin, I then poured my remaining 25lb bag of starter on top of it mixing it pretty well in the middle to give them a gradual feed change. Since they're on this mixture they seem to fly through the feed. I used to fill their hanging feeder every 3rd day, now it's empty the next day. I think a good bit of it is below the feeder in the shavings. Should I have a different feeder for layer mash? Is it normal to have so much wasted? Are they rooting through it to find their chick crumbles? I never get to see them eat from the feeder...when I'm out there they're too busy begging for treats. I went with the mash because I'm always happy with this particular mills' horse feed and compared to paying $15 for the Purina medicated starter, $20 for 100lbs seemed like a good deal! So what's your experience with layer mash please........ Thansk!