Hey folks. I'm so frustrated and am asking again for help. I have a 10 week old White Plymouth Rock pullet who has had a messy backside since day one. I treated it as pasty butt, cleaning her several times a day and diligently tried every pasty butt remedy suggested by folks on this forum for the first 6 weeks. It has never seemed to make any difference, other than keeping her cleaned off means she is still alive. At six weeks I decided that perhaps all the fussing and folk remedies might actually be part of the problem, so I just decided to keep an eye on her and leave her alone. Two weeks ago I decided to give her an all over bath. She was such a mess, clumps of black poo hanging off her backside. She was remarkably calm about being bathed and blowed dry and I was delighted how much more comfortable she was with nice fluffy pantaloons for the first time ever. She stayed clean for about two days and then started looking soiled. A week after the first bath I gave her another bath because she was as back to nasty. Now a little over a week later I checked her out and it's horrible. Because her wing feathers and some of her tail feathers are pretty long, I couldn't see how nasty the back end was until I picked her up and parted the feathers. What could be causing this condition? I received 8 chicks on the same day and the same place and they are all fine and lovely. This problem chick is smaller than the rest but otherwise active, healthy looking, alert, eating and drinking the same thing the others do. Please tell me what I should do.