So I started a post a couple of days ago that I was running out of chick food https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=80667 So I just bought a small bad of chick food and paid about the same price as I would have if I'd just bought a 50lb. bag. Well, I'm getting ready to go out of town for a week and the DH will be taking care of the chickens. Here's what I need to know: if it were you, would you buy a 50lb. bag of chick food, knowing that alot may go to waste because they will soon be eating layer or would you just go ahead and feed layer? Remember, they are only 18wks old and haven't layed yet.