Hi folks. I'm sure you are getting tired of hearing about my one problem chick who at 7 1/2 weeks still requires regular cleaning of the back- end. As I was struggling to clean her off this morning (she's getting pretty big to try to hold gently with one hand while I sponge her back-side with the other end) I was noticing that while she's a dirty mess, there really wasn't any clogging or pasting of the vent itself and that really hasn't been the issue for several weeks. What I noticed is that while all my other pullets have nice upright tail feathers, and then their fluffy pantaloons underneath, Juno has only two sad looking tail feathers that droop down and the feathers under her vent (an area that was bald when she was in the worst of the pasty-butt period) are always soiled and clotted with blackish poo. Since she has so little coverage on the rear, her wing feathers wrap around her butt and become soiled as well. I've been following all the advice I've received on this forum on how to treat/cure pasty butt, but now I'm wondering if there is some other chicken condition I should be investigating. I can post this on the disease and injury thread if you think it would be more appropriate there.