Hi, I'm a new mom to 13 baby chicks. Some bantams, the other's I hate to say I dont know....I bought them at Tractor Supply and all I cared about were they were not agressive and good egg layers. We have had them for a week now and boy how they have grown. They dont have much fuzz anymore but are getting feathers. They were so small you could hold them in one hand now it takes two. They are black and the typical yellow ones you see at Easter. We had 14 but lost one, he got out out the cage and I guess couldnt get back in so he got too cold. As soon as the weather breaks we will get out coop together. We have a big barn shed that is basically just keeping stuff we dont want to deal with so that will be our coop. We live on 3 acres, I would love other animals but for that we need 5. My problem is with the yellow ones they constantly have poop stuck to them. I pull it off but now that they are getting bigger it's hard to do, they start squaking and flapping their wings. Are they at risk of infection or pooping probs if I cant get it off? It's only my yellow ones!!!