When a few of my first batch of babies got pasty butt I got on here and searched for advice. I wound up just washing them with no ill affects. But then the same ones had the same problem again within a week. So I tried the molasses in water advice I found in the search. I just mixed a few drops of black molasses in about a 1/4 cup of warm water and dunked their beaks in it after their baths. They only got a few drops down each, but . . . not another problem with pasty butt and no ill effects. Maybe they just out grew the issue, but if I have the problem in a new batch again I am going to try the molasses right off.