Hi! I finally got some chicks from a farmer a couple counties over, they are supposed to be black copper marans but are looking like cuckoo marans as they get older. There are 3 about 3 weeks old, and 3 that are about 2 weeks old. The larger ones have wing feathers already and one's feathers are poking out at weird angles and then falling out during the day. There were a handful out of each side, but she doesn't look distressed about it and the others aren't pecking at her. I don't know if it is a vitamin deficiency or something else. Any advice? The chicks looked bored and we have given them some worms from our yard, and I put a clay dish of sand from outside for them to dust bathe and eat, and I have given them some applesauce and also mashed banana. I grew some parakeet seed into grass and they seem to like pecking at pieces of that too. Sometimes they peck at each other's pantaloon fluff, and they especially like the fluff from the largest bird, which I believe from his behavior is a roo. Their brooder box is about 5 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet tall, and has 3 inches or so of pine shavings. They have plenty of starter and water which I keep clean since they are in my kitchen and I am home almost all the time. I am wondering if there is anything else I can do to stave off boredom for them for the next 2 months during the coldest part of the year. They can't just keep eating treats all day, I actually had one eat so much applesauce that she urped it back up and the others tried to eat it again! I interact with them and let them peck at my wedding band, and pet them and sometimes pick them up which they don't really care for yet. My avatar is one of them. Thanks for any advice you have, I love this site!