Hello BYC peeps! I thought I would give y’all an update about my new silkie chicks! They are 1 week old today. Time with them as babies flies by SO fast! Anyways, yesterday we had a death The one who died was very weak to begin with and could not walk. Tuesday I began giving it chick feed dissolved in water and homemade electrolytes. It seemed to be perking up; trying to stand even! But yesterday was a full day at my co-op, so I wasn’t able to give it the mixture. It was dead when I came home I’m partially glad that the little one passed, just because I felt it was suffering. Okay, so now I have some QUESTIONS!!! When can I let my babies play outside? I gave them a little tub of dirt to scratch around in and I am wondering if it will supply a sufficient amount of grit so I can give them treats? They have some poop crusted UNDERNEATH their little behinds. They can still poop, but sometimes it gets stuck on the crust. I was wondering how I can clean it off. I’ve already tried a warm wash cloth, but it is too crusty. Any suggestions? If you read all this: Please let me know of ANY ideas!