We have the brooder set up with the chicks. We have rinsed rocks in the water, crumbled starter, sticks, the read heat lamp on one side, and pine shaving with paper towels on top. There are 7 chicks and it is 6 square feet. They were born yesterday. In two days we will be taking off the towels. We have need giving them a LOT of attention. (Temp. 100-80) Any suggestions?