I had to go get feed on saturday and lo and behold they had a few babies left, so............. I brought home a RIR, silver wynadote and a tiny blue silkie. Tomorrow they will have 8 new friends as my MPC order should be here! The little blue silkie (poor thing has no name yet!) Had a horribley pasty bottom when I picked him out. He was 1 of 3 they had left. Oh boy did I want them all!! I was afraid this one would die as it clearly needed help soon. I brought her home and worked on her little bottom for 30 minutes. My hubby held her and I kept warming up the cloth and tried to soak it off. Finally I could see her little vent and it is VERY swollen. She also has a huge spot stuck to her fuzzy butt. It looks like it has caused sores all ready. I am confident that I cleared her vent as she left a tiny ,runny little present in my hubbys hand! Boy am I lucky he loves me!! Anyway....My concern is the icky still stuck there. Does anyone have a sure fire remedy to remove this without hurting too bad? She is so tiny and of coarse does not want to be held. I am just worried about sores. Also does this mean she is prone to this problem? Is there something I can feed her to help? I have had only 14 other chicks but I have never had this problem. Is it a Silkie trait maybe? This is my first and I am thrilled to say I have 2 more coming tomorrow!! I would really appreciate any advice that you might have! Thanks!