Hi everyone! Been lurking for awhile, and have a question. I was mixing up some hummingbird feeder nectar today, and there was a little left over once the feeders were full. Is this something I could give to chicks as a treat? It's basically just a sucrose/water mix, with hummingbird-safe red coloring in it. The chicks are +/- a week and a half old... RIRs, Australorps and Brahmas. They eat Purina Start and Grow, and have already had some oatmeal, due to a pasting up issue we were having (play sand was provided, for grit). I know I've read that sugar in their water sometimes causes the pasting up. I never gave them any sugar, so I think we just got a couple Brahmas whose fluff was easy to glue together. They are the only ones who pasted, and they're better now. Oh, and cool forum... glad I found it!