Dried poo on chicks
I purchased 8 chicks last week and I've noticed that a couple of them regularly have a clump of dried poo at their rectums. I was concerned that it might be enough to clog their ability for bowel movements so I cleaned them w/ a damp cloth to remove it.
I've raised numerous chicks over the years & never remember this being a problem. They are eating chick starter and they have access to clean fresh water. They run around in their box & appear to be acting normal.
Is this a problem or am I over-reacting? Should I continue cleaning them or will this take care of itself?
Thank you for your suggestions.