Hi all, I live in a small town with one feed store, they have no grower feed. My choice is medicated starter or laying crumbles. That is it, they have meat bird grower or scratch. I swear these people think I am nuts they all just say feed them the starter till they lay or they will be fine with laying crumbles, or just feed them scratch!!. I really do not want to keep feeding them the medicated feed but my only choice is laying crumbles 16 %. My chicks are now 12 weeks and 4 weeks old, they all were hatched under broodys and free range everyday. So what do I feed everyone? The breeds of chicks are buff orps and mutts? They are layers not meat birds.