Hey y'all: I'm a new member and first-time chick raiser. (My tiny flock-to-be consists of three 3-day-old chicks. We live in the city and I can't go bigger than that. Am building a tiny coop in my garage with an outdoor run in my backyard). Your posts have been so helpful in getting us started! In fact, I got some great advice on Crust Butt (poo sticking to the baby chicks' down) removal from the Forum, but wanted to hare a solution I came across while working on this yesterday. Instead of paper towels (which started to come apart and didn't stay wet or warm enough for my taste), I used an OB tampon to wipe her butt! Tampons stay very soft, hold warm water so it really does stays warm, and yet don't disintegrate or fray! I also used a gentle oil cleanser for sensitive skin to help loosen the poop a bit. It's Shu Uemura: I knew my beauty product addiction would come in handy one day! Thanks again for all the great postings -- and I hope this tip helps cut someone else's butt-cleaning duties down somewhat!