Okay, so I got 6 baby chicks from Tractor Supply last Saturday. I noticed a day or two ago that one of the smaller chicks has poo stuck on his/her bum. (they are straight run, so I don't know if it is a hen or rooster yet) This morning I tried to place it's bum in a small bowl of water, but it FREAKED out any time I held it with its wings down and feet resting on my finger, so it couldn't try and fly away. (all six have started jumping, and attempting flying.) If I let it walk around on my hand/arm it was fine, but would not stand still enough to get the poo wet enough to be successful in getting it off. It can still go poo, so it's vent isn't clogged yet. It went while I had it out. It has started to peck at it's own bum, and I am not sure if the others do, I have not seen it yet. So, it needs to come off. I'm just worried I will hurt it, either physically, or stressing it out too much. This is the first time I have had chickens, so all of this is new to me. Any suggestions?