We knew others feed roadrunners. A neighbor feeds Spam or Vienna wieners to his pair, who could be Spikeâ€™s parents. They nest as close to his door as they can get and donâ€™t roam far. Another neighbor fed â€œherâ€ roadrunners raw chicken. But, we assumed we were the only ones foolish enough to pay for mice to feed to roadrunners — until we met Sam at Hawks Aloft. She has been feeding roadrunners for over 15 years. She believes Hot Lips, the crossbilled roadrunner, was over 20 years old. Roady lost a big part of his upper bill over 5 years ago, but with Samâ€™s help, Roady has raised several broods. Sam says she has hundreds of roadrunner grandbabies. Thankfully, she doesnâ€™t have to feed them all store-bought mice. Even so, our rough guestimate of Samâ€™s running tab has us thinking twice. If Spike outlives us, do we have to provide for her? Maybe sheâ€™ll like Spam now and then. She gobbled up the mealworms we bought today.