I thought this silky chick had pasty butt when I first got her though her vent seemed to protrude oddly and she'd make a high pitched noise each time she pooped. So, I did everything I was reading, washing her off, even putting vaseline on her hiney to try to help keep it from sticking. I noticed then she only had skin showing and thought maybe I had washed too hard and pulled some off. She is now 5 weeks old. The pictures included were taken minutes ago (sorry she pooped just as we picked her up) as you can see, it's even worse, she's basically got no down or feathers even showing like they are coming in on her back end or on her belly. Her vent still protrudes and she continues to make the high pitched noise when she poops, though she's eating and drinking just fine. She's a mess, her poop is getting stuck in her wing feathers and everywhere else. None of her flock mates pick on her that I've seen. I have no idea what is going on or what I should do with her? Is there anything I can do to help her? Is this a birth defect of some kind? Help?? The picture above shows the skin on her tummy with no feathers or down.