I feel like such a dunce and should be sitting the corner with my dunce cap on, but I have to get my head around this feed thing. From what I can gather and have taken notes on: 1 day to 4 weeks - Starter (Electrolites in water) 4 weeks until laying age - Starter/Grower Medicated (question 1) 18+ weeks Layer for eggs Question: 1 When do you switch from Medicated Stater/Grower to Non-Medicated Starter/Grower? (my 11 wk olds are currenlty on medicated starter grower) Should they stay on the medicated until egg laying age or should I switch them to a non-medicated starter/grower? Question: 2 What age do you take chicks of the plain starter and move them to a medicated starter/grower and when to move them to a non-mecicated starter/grower. Plain starter and Plain grower is hard to find in my area. The one store I found is either out of one or the other, but all others offer Medicated and Non-Medicated starter/grower. Maybe I am trying to make too much of a science out of this, but we have the 11 wk olds and now have a brooder of 1-3 day olds. Question: 3 When everyone moves out into the run, the majority of the birds will be hens with 1-3 roosters. I was planing to feed a "Flock Feed" and offer Oyster Shells. Will this combo be enough or will a combo of Layer, Flock Feed and Oyster Shells be a better combo for the roos and hens? I have no problem purchasing the feed I need to get my flock going. I just need to get my head wrapped around this feed thing... Thanks for your support and comments.