Ok so I understand that as with anything moderation is the key. But I"m wondering if there are treats that are more a feed supplement vs treats that are strictly treats. For instance it's my understanding that pasta is a treat that doesn't supply much nutrition on it's own. On the opposite side giving treats of mealworms packs lots of value for the birds. It's probably the same things as for humans, the more processed a food item the less value it has for us. So I assume it's the same for the girls, fresh fruits, vegs, grains etc are better then bread, pasta, cereals, etc etc. Does the rule of keeping treats to a small % of their food apply to all treats or can some be treated differently than others? I"ve read through the "treat charts", but the most detail on this given is some items do say to feed in moderation. If birds are free range, isn't most of what they eat what we would consider "treats" for a confined flock? Back in the day free range for 90% of their diet was probably the norm. Or is it a case of variety that matters most? So if say 10% as treats is the guideline and I give 10% in apples then later that day 10% in squash seeds, then 10% in pumpkin flesh, then 10% in bugs, then 10% in oatmeal, etc etc. Is that overdoing the treats or is it feeding a balanced diet?