Hello, I recently (4 days ago) got 5 babies, 3 silkies and 2 sizzles. They are approximately 4 1/2-5 1/2 weeks old. One of the silkies is having a problem defecating. After I got her, it appeared she had pasty butt. I did warm compresses to keep the vent area clean and dry. Yesterday, when she went poo, she appeared to be straining and squeaked a bit when she went. The feces was slightly large, brown, but otherwise normal looking. In the evening, I checked her vent and it looked as though she had loose stool around it. I have been keeping with the warm compresses since then. Today, when I came home from work, I noticed that she was laying in the corner with her wings slightly outstretched and was straining. She would close her eyes as she strained with makes me think she is slightly in pain or discomfort. Her vent area is a bit swollen and distended. They are eating medicated Purina Start & Grow feed. We also add AgriLabs "Vitamins & Electrolytes Plus" to their water. Both yesterday and today, I gave them some finely chopped hard boiled egg yolk with some plain yogurt and sprinkled some of the AgriLabs powder on for good measure. Since eating this second round of yolk/probiotics, she doesn't appear to be straining as bad or in as much pain. This is also after receiving several warm compresses and having 2 more large stools. They are on puppy pads, with aspen bedding substrate. They do not eat the substrate. Their temp is at about 85 under the lamp, but they have a cool area to go to if they get too hot. Other than this issue, her and all of the other chicks are active, have a good appetite, clear eyes, otherwise healthy. I read through the forums and saw many posts started on this subject, but not a lot of resolutions on what worked and didn't. I know that this can turn into a serious issue, but I want to try what I can at home before stressing her out and taking her to the vet. Any knowledge or advice you can impart would be great. I have had chickens before, but they were RIR and Aracauna. For some reason, those chicks seemed a bit heartier than these. If I am on the right track, I'd love to know that too. Thanks in advance for your help. It is much appreciated.