My baby chicks are just a few days old but much more active than the last batch. They are busy dawn til dusk scratching out all the powdery chick feed out of the (standard red plastic) feeder. They aren't really pooping in the pile of food but it's a big mess. Is it ok to leave it and let them eat it off the paper towels (which were placed on top of the pine shavings as they were busy eating all the shavings, which the last batch didn't do either).
It's funny to me that these chicks (golden laced wyandottes) are so different from the last chicks (silver laced wyandottes) when they are the same breed. They are (of course) totally adorable and very friendly but I'm not sure how to handle the chick feed problem.
Has anyone else had this problem?