Hi all! I'm the proud owner, along with my husband and three children, of 3 RIR and 2 Barred Rocks which are a week old tomorrow. This is my first time with hens, but I've been reading books for a year to get ready. (I bought raising chickens for dummies, lol.). We are enjoying watching our new little ladies and ridding our girls of pasty butt. They all had it and this caused them and us a little discomfort. Is it usual when buying chicks from a feed store for all of your pullets to have it? Heir feet were covered with feces and black globs as well. Is this cause for concern? I didn't want to further stress my girls on their first day home.