Well, she's not broody anymore, she hatched 'em out. Lost a couple for whatever reason, we think a hawk got one, but at any rate, she's down to four rapidly growing chicks, not quite 4 weeks old. Anyway, mom, a buff orpington, is being a good mom, but has really lost weight and doesn't seem to be gaining it back. She seems healthy and alert enough, but gives all her food to the chicks. If I throw out some scratch, she clucks excitedly for the chicks. I have chick starter available along with lay pellets, plus they free range most of the day. Her comb is pale pink and her feathers are looking pretty ratty. I just checked her as they went to bed and her crop is empty. Should I be providing some sort of nutritional boost for her? Is this typical behavior that will improve as the chicks mature? Thanks in advance for any tips.