My birds are in full-blown molt and I am changing their diet to help cope with that. They are show birds, so the better the feathering, the easier it will be on me and them. They have been on 16-17% protein layer pellets with BOSS as a treat for the past 5 months. I just wormed them last night (every 6 months) and am switching their diet. They are going to be fed medicated chick starter (22% protein), with BOSS, a handful of whole oats and some minnows from the local bait shop. Is this diet going to be able to sustain them for long? I do not intend to get viable eggs from this, but fully intend on eating the eggs, I am not worried about coccidiostats in my diet. In other words, will this diet keep them healthy and help their feathers come in better shape than they would have had they remained on the layer pellets diet?