Hello all! I am new to the site and a new "momma" as well. I have 24 chicks that just arrived on Friday. 3 Rhode Island Reds, 3 Red Sex Links, 3 Dominiques, 3 Amerucanas and 12 New Hampshire Reds (they will go to my cousins farm next weekend). I am trying to make sure that I check their vents for blockage (I am noticing a little build-up on their rumps), but it seems that the NH Reds are the ones that I am cleaning. Is that typical? Could it be that their feathers are longer and they catch the feces more? I am feeding them Purina Starter feed and they get fresh water daily. Anything else to recommend to make sure their feces are normal? Thanks! I'm looking forward to learning more with your assistance.