SHE'S DOING A LOT BETTER!!! I TOOK HER BACK TO THE FEED STORE AND THEY WOULDN'T TAKE HER THEY GAVE ME SOME TERRAMICIN AND I TOOK HER HOME, SOAKED HER IN WARM WATER, CLEANED HER, PUT MORE HELICRISUM ON HER AND WRAPPED HER IN A CLOTH, USED A DROPPER WITH MEDS, AND SAT WITH HER ON MY LAP AND WATCHED A MOVIE. SHE SLEPT REALLY GOOD AND LOVED BEING WRAPPED UP (SHE HAD BEEN STANDING TO SLEEP AND I THINK SHE FELT MORE COMFORTABLE IN THE CLOTH. I PUT HER BACK IN WITH THE OTHERS ABOUT 3 HOURS LATER AND SHE IS NOW DOING GREAT, HER VENT IS GOING BACK IN AND SHE HAS NO PASTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE'S MOIST STILL IN THE AREA BUT IT'S NOT NEARLY AS BAD AS IT WAS. I HAVE SOME HOPE NOW. I AT THIS POINT I AM IN LOVE WITH HER AND AM SO GLAD I KEPT HER AND SHE BETTER LIVE BECASUE I MIGHT DIE MYSELF IF SHE GOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR ALL THE ADVICE AND ENCOURAGEMENT, I NEEDED IT. I'LL UPDATE YOU ON SUNDAY NIGHT. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ YourLinkGoesHere I bought this chick along with some others from my feed store (Tuesday) and when I got home I noticed that this one had a white crust (concrete like described in another post) and a swollen butt (vent). All her feathers and down on her back side are gone from this stuff. The crust is bad and will not go away, I clean daily, soak her, put Melalucea anticeptic cream, vasiline, and Helicrisum (a natural ess. oil) and nothing is helping. It looks like her bum is inside out, could this be from the way she was processed or is she ill? When I treat her she poops good consitancy without white cap (is that right term?) I also gave her some vits. with water using a dropper, she drank fine. She has been seen eating and drinking and is chirping all the time. I'm scarded becasue it sounds like the disease pollum-something. Should I take her back to the feed store or keep her and hope she gets better. Can she give this to the other chick or more scarry our family????? PLEASE HELP ME!!!