I went to the feed store today to get food. Normaly the cages with chicks are kept quite clean, but today I was appaled. I looked in on the cage with little, cute, snuggly silkies in a rainbow of colors and every single one of them had the worst pasty but I had ever seen. I am talking about poop the size of a large marble hanging off almost every bum. I am having an urge to go rescue tomarrow. I don't need them. Just tell me what I already know: it will only make the problem worse. I am quessing they were ordeed in last week assuming Easter would sell them out. There was two cages full of them; reds, white, black and I think a couple of splash.