Okay, this is our 6th day with our ladies. I'm really enjoying their antics. I've re-introduced the black sex link to the flock, and because she is about a week older than the rest, she has asserted her dominance. Of course, it didn't make one of the Silver Laced Wyandotte's happy, but she'll get over it. I've not seen any more eye pecking. I'm crossing my fingers on that one. I've also dealt with a few chicks with pasty butts, but they have cleared up too. We're still checking their vents daily just as a precaution. So, on to my question. How long do I need to keep putting down newspaper under paper towels? Is it alright to just put them on the shredded paper we're using as a base now, or should I wait a little longer?