My chicks will start laying eggs about mid July to early August. I like the Purina foods, I started with medicated Start and Grow and used that until just a few weeks ago. Then I bought the Scratch one and am mixing it with the Layena because I have roosters so I figured they needed something too. I also give them vegetable scraps. My neighbor told me I am using the wrong food and need Layer food, she uses Dunmor, isnt Layena layer? This is still new to me, it is my first run with chickens and I have not had any problems for being a starter! Thanks.