My hen did not get off the nest for almost 3 days when I broke down and started hand feeding her, then got the advice remove the nest she would get up and eat, and she does each morning, but chickens eat and drink all day long. Ok, so meal worms, oatmeal, water. I gave her meal worms this morning, I have to get oatmeal. Can I mix the water with the meal worms and oatmeal? I do not know if she is drinking enough, at night I give her water out of a milk jug cap. I also hand feed all four of my birds (rooster as well) frozen fruit that by the time I get it to the barn and to them, it has started to melt but is cold and they love it. I have a fan, with a bucket of ice in front of it, blowing into the inside coop to try to keep it cooler than outside. It is so hot for the fluffy things.
Well what we did was ...sounds gross but she loves it...thin applesauce consistency of oatmeal, ( not like - stand a spoon up in your bowl consistency, more like "please sir may I have some more?" gruel ) add around 8 fat mealworms...and either a touch of honey or raisins. She prefers raisins. there was enough water in her gross gruel that if she didn't take water, I knew she at least got that amount of hydration, ya know? She always drank for like, 2 minutes though, before pacing the mini barn to get back in. We got pictures of her having at her gross gruel...she was a sight! All over her waddles and beak..just nasty! Oh hey, it's hot enough for nice cold refreshing watermelon, too. Do your chickens like watermelon? Or cantaloupe? Good and juicy, either one. Or grapes.
My wife thought I went nuts when I headed into the barn with both box fans to set on opposite sides of the mini barn for good air flow and to cool of Miss Moody Broody Jeannie. But hey...I don't care!