I got a pullet at the end of April of unknown age . . . the seller at the time said 5 months but it's become obvious that wasn't right. Now I'm thinking maybe she meant 2 months, or something like that. Too late to figure it out now, but in a nutshell the bird is just now showing signs of getting ready to lay, so I'm figuring that at this point she might be about 6 months old or so. The problem is, when I got her I had some grower feed so that's what she got, but when I ran out I switched her to layer, thinking she was much older. So I think she's been getting layer feed for about the last 2-3 months. I know I've read that the extra calcium isn't good for chicks, but she was definitely NOT a chick when I got her - pretty much the same size she is now which is only a little smaller than my other hens. Does anyone have any real experience with feeding layer before the pullet actually has started laying? I know it's too late now anyway, but I'm curious if there's any real harm done. She seems healthy and feisty, and her comb is FINALLY starting to get pink, so I'm expecting a squat any day now . . . any thoughts?