Thanks - I laughed out loud about the pillow factory I am hoping the colder weather will kill if it is lice/mites and my girls grow the feathers quick as the weather is getting so cold here for them without the warmth of the feathers. Iv'e been feeding them dry catfood (with extra vitamins/protein) 2 times a week over the last 3 weeks and will try some wet food too. I give them the black sunflower seeds as treat daily. They seem to really like them. Will try some of the suggestions too for my girl with the bare bum- not a feather at all on her- worry she will freeze this winter! Any other suggestions are greatly apprecaited for her! Thanks so much in advance for your help!