Hiya! Yesterday i brought home my 5 ex-bats, v exciting! They are in a bit of a bad way in that their tail and wing feathers are just sticks, but i know this will improve. We got them home 3 hours before dusk so i just put them in the coop with food and water. My coop has a small window and I could see them tuck into the food, perk up and look inquisitive, one even had its comb pink up already! Anyway, I left them in the coop to settle. Today, Ill open the pophole to the run. One of the hens at least is very curious and desparate to explore (even wanting to escape the travel box on the way home while the others just sat all shellshocked)...anyway, today Ill be giving treats partly for distraction and partly because I want to give them nice things. Ive read that corn should be max 10% of their daily rations. But as they are helping themselves from feeders (rather than weighing and measuring it for them) how much is that? Would a cup between the 5 of them, scattered through the run, be about right? I also have a bunch of greens that I'll hang up (I'm hoping string is OK if there are no trailing ends that they might try to eat?) and mealworm. Are mealworm limited, like corn is? Should I just take a cup of that and scatter it too? Finally, cat food seems to provoke polarised opinions. Am I right in thinking that some crushed dry cat food will be a help in the first few days, but isnt good long term? Again if I do feed it, do I let them free feed or carefully measure and limit it? (I have other treats for future but don't want to overwhelm their senses all at once. So now I just want things to hang up / scatter as distraction while they settle in and establish a pecking order, rather than providing a buffet. I'm taking this week one day at a time!) Thanks so much for reading. It's a very exciting time here!