Can someone please help me? I'm not really sure what my chick has but I'll try to explain: My chick is a 5 week old silkie - I bought the fertilized eggs from the Internet and hatched them myself - everything has been going wonderful until about 4 days ago I noticed one of them (I'll refer to him as a he from here on (as his name is Elvis)) - was caked around his bum and the underside of his belly in a white concrete like substance - he was a little off colour but still eating and running around - I immediately washed and picked it all off - his bum (vent) was sore and slightly open and I could see the pink inside although nothing seemed to be actually protruding- more just like the hole was open - anyway I separated him with another chick for company as one of the others was pecking at him. I keep washing him and picking off the white stuff and when I do he does have a normal like poo and even after this he poos although sometimes i catch him straining and nothing coming - by the way I am putting vaseline around the vent area. I may be way off the mark but I read that a normal poo is brown tipped with white (the white being the urine) - so I came to the conclusion that Elvis may be constipated and the white concrete is really just urine? - I put him on yoghurt and chick crumb (still the same) - I gave him a few drops of olive oil twice yesterday but I'm not even sure that he is constipated - the poos he does have seems a good consistency? It's just this concrete white stuff sticking to him - he is really perky now too - if you couldn't see all this you wouldn't think anything was wrong - but it just doesn't get any better and now I'm running out of ideas. Someone please help if you know how - sorry for the long post I'm just trying to cover everything.