Hi all! I'm a new chicken owner and my birds are a 8 days old today. They are really growing quite fast, and as their size increases so does the volume of poop. Being that I haven't yet installed the toilet plumbing in the brooder they walk all over it constantly and several of the chicks have little poop balls on their toes. Whenever I notice one that is particularly bad, I take the chick out and clean it off. Generally it doesn't seem to get "worse", so I imagine it's something that is always being cleaned off and re-acquired, maybe for sentimental reasons. Other than cleaning off the full fledged poop shoes, should I worry about some balls of poop here and there on their feet? I find it strange that none of the literature I have has mentioned this situation, considering I can't be the first person to experience it. I understand how lots of the caked on poop could cause some foot deformities, but I feel like small balls on the toe nails just go with the territory- quite literally. Advice? Experience? Thanks!