First off, I'm so mad that I could spit. A man from a local poultry group said that he had two young silkie girls and a Serama that he needed to find homes for. I talked to him via email, and we arranged to meet in a public place late yesterday afternoon so that he could drop the chicks off. I didn't really get a look at them beyond a peek into their box until I got home, and they're mostly nice and fluffy and clean on top, but really filthy on the bottoms. They had dried feces caked between their toes and to their bellies. =/ I bathed them in warm water in the sink and cleaned the Serama's pasty butt, but the silkies have little bits of dried feces tangled up in their foot-fuzz that doesn't want to soak or wash off. Should I trim their feet to remove the crud? I've never had silkies before, so I'm just not sure if trimming their fuzz is a bad idea for some reason. Also, one of the little silkies has what looks to be very fine particles of more dried feces on top of its head, very close to its eyes. I'm worried about getting that close to its eyes, so is the most efficient way to clean that going to be a damp washcloth or cotton swab? Last question for now, I promise: do silkies have odd feet? Their toes are spaced differently than the Barnevelder and Sussex chicks I hatched, but I don't know if that's normal for silkies. Thanks in advance for any help!