Hi all! Just posted an introduction post a bit ago, but the primary reason I'm here is for some advice! I'm a first time chicken owner and I have some week old australorp chicks and they seem to be off their feed. Their breathing is good, very bright eyed and active little cuties but they feel thin to me (their keels feel sharp, not a lot of meat on them - I can only go off of what I know parrot wise on 'healthy' vs 'thin' on how their keels feel) and their poo's are watery, more urine than feces and not a good solid mass like their first few days home. The only change that's been in their environment is I've started offering occasional treats in the form of mealworms and put a dish of grit in there for them to peck at, so they are able to digest the mealworms - recommended by the local feed store. What seems to be happening is they're shunning their feed in favor of the mealworms and won't eat it. I've adjusted how I feed them so I can keep a closer eye on exactly how much they're eating and I've started adding chick boost (electrolytes) back into their water so they can get a little boost there. Today I crunched up the dried mealworms into small pieces and sprinkled it on top of their feed, thinking maybe that'll encourage them to go back to it and make them forage around in it to try to find the goodies and I wont be offering any treats for the next few days so that (hopefully) they'll get hungry enough to eat what's there - though that does worry me a bit, since they're so young and I know (at least, again, in parrots, that even a day or two of not enough food = very bad!). They are housed currently in a home made brooder I made using a big plastic tote with newspaper and pine chips on the bottom, a lid which I modified by cutting out the plastic and putting in a screen for ventilation but to keep them from hopping out. The ambient temperature in the room itself (they're in a guest bathroom currently as I have cats) is around 75-80 with a corner of the brooder at 90-92 degrees to warm up under. They sleep huddled up on the far side from the heat lamp and spend most of their time just roaming around independently. No one seems to be too hot (lethargic, panting, etc) or too cold (huddled together, camping under heat) and they don't seem to have any respiratory difficulty. Does anyone else have any advice? Sorry for the novel, but I know sometimes the devil is in the details with husbandry and I don't want to be missing anything! Thank you so much in advance for your warm welcomes and advice, it's greatly appreciated!!! Sorry for all the parrot references as well, I just have a lot of experience in that field - breeding, hand feeding/raising, and owning them (worked for an exotic pet shop for 4 years in college and still own 3 parrots) so I find I'm falling back a lot on that knowledge to try to problem solve lol!