Hi Folks I need your advice. I received 8 chicks on June 15th; two each Welsummer, Black Jersey Giant, Barred Plymouth Rock and White Plymouth Rock. I had pasting up troubles with one of the Jersey Giants (Diana) and one of the White Plymouth Rocks (Juno) during their first week. The girls are now 2-1/2 weeks old and while Diana hasn't had a problem in over a week, Juno continues to need attention at least three times a day and I'm wondering what I could be doing better. Poor Juno's rear end is a mess of sticky feathers and every time she poops it sticks, or seems to stop half-way out and needs to be soaked off. While I do my very best to be super gentle and soft spoken and use warm water, she seems so distressed after the ordeal and peeps loudly for 5 or 10 minutes after I put her back with the others. Having read this forum several times, I've tried adding oatmeal to their diet (which they love and will come running to eat it out of my hand) as well as a dab of olive oil on Juno's vent after I've cleaned her up to keep future poops from sticking, but neither seem to make a difference with her. I've also noticed that at this point, both Diana and Juno are way smaller than their age mates, we're talking about less than half of the size of the other chicks. Both still have their cute baby chick faces and are small and fuzzy while their sisters are all getting long necks and long legs and lots of tail feathers and that awkward adolescent look. I'm wondering if Diana and Juno are smaller and less developed because they have had health problems, or stress from the extra handling or whether it is that they have had pasting up problems because they are "runty" and were unhealthy to begin with. Any ideas, words of wisdom or even of encouragement?