I've had problems with pasty butt with the first two batches of chicks I've had. I have a new batch that are now 5 days old. I've had them on paper towels (no shavings underneath) since they hatched. My question is: Is there an age that chicks reach that they are beyond the pasty butt problem? Or are they always going to have some issues the first time they are exposed to (and eat) shavings? They're pooping so much now that I have to change the paper towels frequently -- I'd really like to switch to shavings. But I just HATE having to torture the poor little things with wet washcloths to try to soften the hardened poop and get it off their tender little butts. Any advice or pearls of wisdom?