just wanted to introduce myself! My husband and I have been talking about getting our own chickens for about a year and we finally decided to take the plunge! We originally bought three red sex links and two black Polish babies. As I new mommy (of chicks only) I dove into researching what to do w the babies to insure the best start for our little ones. I’ve already experienced the unexpected heart break of losing one! I felt absolutely terrible! It was my littlest one, who had pasty butt I had discovered he had pasty butt and read about it on the first day of having him. I caught it early, I thought... he was only 2days old. I thought for sure he was out of the danger zone. I had been generally cleaning his little butt off at least twice a day w warm water and oiling it. It was always way smaller than the other black polish we got w/ him, in fact it seemed as if he wasn’t growing at all and the other one was! I used a Doppler and gave him a little electalight water shock seemed to give him energy and he would eat and drink on his own. The other thing I noticed is he would never lay down... the day before he died he was acting the best Id ever seen him! He was running around the cage eating and drinking. The next morning I wiped his lil butt like I had been all week but I didn’t give him the Doppler if sugar water bc now that he was a week old and drinking on his own, I read that can contribute topastybutt...I thought for sure he was going to pull through. A few hours later I went to check on him and there he was legs straight up in the air! I was so shocked, I can’t believe he died! Every other day that week I expected to find him dead but then I really thought I did a good job nursing him to health and NOPE! have you ever had anything like this happen? I hope I didn’t kill him single handily The other girls are doing well (knock on wood) and my husband went to the store and got me 2 more chicks. Bigger like he other ones we have. We now have 2 Golden Sexlinks, 1 black polish, and 3 red star sex links. Fingers crossed they all stay healthy!