Hoping that this is the right forum to post this question: Is there a problem with having poop on the back feathers of older chicks (age six weeks)? Two of my pullets have poop all over their backs. I suspect it is from others pooping over top of them when they were roosting. It has been stuck to the feathers for a few days. I thought she would groom it off, but hasn't and it's kind of sticky and gross! I don't want to handle her. lol. I know they are going to be somewhat dirty, lol, but should I clean it off?