I know I may should know all of this stuff.But I don`t know everything,and probably never will.My new little baby chicks will be 6 days old on Friday.And they have a poop problem,i don`t think it is serious,but it is is sticking to their little butts.I know this sounds stupid.But I came home today and looked on them and it was stuck on 3 of them.I took a baby wipe and wet it with warm water and tried to get it off.I was so afraid I would hurt it.It came off,but do u think I may have hurt it.I put soem neosporin on it ,not much but just a little and they acted like it did not bother them.But do u think it will hurt them,,,I know I am always worrying.And I am sure all is laughing...BUt it really looked uncomfortable.Any advice!!! They have a clean brooder,that is no problem!!!!
also when watering chicks give them wter that is room temperature, never cold. They seem to get a chill internally and then paste up. keep the waterer close to the heat source to keep it fairly warm. another trick is to give them corn meal with thier feed.
I won't get my chicks for over a month, but a number of the replies to this post gave me info that I didn't already know, and will be a big help when they arrive. Thanks for asking, and thanks to all that replied!