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Hi My name is Danielle ūüėÄ I recently got 8 Silkie chicks... We had one Silkie when I was a kid and have always loved them and will always remember my "buttercup". Our chicks are about 10 days old. I finally got the pasty butt under control with hard boiled eggs and yogurt, every night before bed. Now I am having to soak their feet in a bowl with warm water because they poop everywhere and step in it but it's better than cleaning their butts! Any useful info would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much
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Hi Danielle and :welcome - glad that you have joined us.

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 
 
 
 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
 
All the best
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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Do you have them on pine shavings, that should  help keep them cleaner?  Silkies are very difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they lay or crow.  They are very popular . Some people say adding a bit of apple cider vinegar to the water prevents  pasty butt.  If you  use that don't put in a metal bowl.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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