Well, I raised my 3 RSL to hens so I thought I knew what I was doing. Now I'm stuck. I have 5 polish chicks 1 week old. First I put them on pine shavings like I did with the first and they started eating them. So they are on paper towels. One chick started getting it's butt fuzz picked off, don't know what started it. So I separated the little SLP-Glenda. She is in a box with separate food and water, sharing the heat lamp with the others. But she cried all afternoon. I was keeping her on my neck under my hair for warmth to comfort her whenever I was watching TV but I can't sit around all day. I was reading on here about heating pads. I am going to try one today and see if I can get the temp right. But what should I put on her bum? It's a little red but not bleeding. I have read about blue-cote and ichthamol. What's good for chicks? And is it just to cover the area so chicks will not pick or is it for healing as well? I read about needing protein as well. They are on chick starter and I haven't given them any extra stuff. I did order meal worms for them that I will start giving as a treat soon. Please, any advice is welcome. I read so many conflicting opinions, it's very hard. THANKS!