For 5 weeks, I have been watching my BO Clarisse peck at bugs, grass, dirt, anything on the ground, not get it because of her beak, and give up. I give the chicks treats, and Clarrise can't pick it up. She pecks at grass and can't get a blade. Today that all changed. I pureed cantaloupe, pears, and berries, and mixed in instant oatmeal, and put it in a small tall bowl. She went to town on that!!! The treat was mushy and sticky enough that she could slurp it up! Her beak got messy! I had tears of joy. This opens up a whole new menu...sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, anything that can be made into mush! I guess I just wanted her to be happy.