Today I finally got SIlkie Chicks from Rural King. I supposedly got them last time I purchased chicks, but never having the breed, I bought D'uccles (after I was assured they were Silkies). Anyway, half the chicks had pasty butt. All of the ones I purchased did, but after coming home and wiping it off, and putting ACV in their water, they are going to be fine. My question is, after I called RK to ask why all their chicks had that and they weren't doing anything about it, they assured me that putting oats in their food AND NOT wiping any of the poop off their vent it would go away. Is that the truth? Because after reading up on here I was fairly sure I would have to wipe it off. And if was very crusty, very stuck into their feathers, not wet at all. Do you have to wipe their butts?