Alright, Some where along the line my chicks went from being cute lil balls of feathers to being morbidly obese. All they do all day long is eat. They eat the morning ration with the other birds, then long after the other birds have gone off to dust bathe and scratch in the leaves, they are there cleaning up every last crumb left by the other birds. Once there is nothing but dirt left on the ground, they move into hunt mode, where they scratch and eat all day. With the exception of the hotter hours of the early afternoon. Its gotten to the point where try as they might they cant outrun me. mind you, i'm fat myself. Their little legs wont allow it. they waddle around with their legs spread far apart, I imagine to distribute the weight. the lil baby roo has to flap his wings just to get up from the floor when hes been laying down. he lays down to eat!! I've desided to purchase a cage, for them and restrict their diet a little until they slim down a little. i think this could have happened because they've been eating layer pellets. Unwittingly i've been feeding all of my birds layer pellets all the time. the butthead at the feedstore sold me the wrong product when i last bought food. This time I went there and dropped the cash on specific foods for my birds. This time i delt with the owner. Is there anything else i should or shouldn't do? these particular birds were supposed to breeders to hatch more of their type, and I really would rather they not die.