My problem is feeding Mama. She only leaves the nest to poop so I am feeding her "baby" food along with the chicks but she needs a bit more. She's lost some weight during this whole brooding process and I need to get some meat on her bones. I have been making her oatmeal, giving her banana, cooking up scrambled eggs and she is doing much better. My dilemma is that the chicks (one week old) go wild over all of the above. I don't want to do anything to harm the babes. Am I doing okay ? My other hatchery chicks are on 100% chick feed. All are doing well. Btw, Mama will not eat her pellets which are outside of the nesting area but will wolf down sunflower seeds.
Need some advice here in Vermont..thanks