My chicks are eating pine shavings.... they are eating food, too, but definitely picking at the pine shavings. I have read that this is bad. I kept them on top of paper towels on top of the shavings for the first few days, then took the paper towels off. Should I take the shavings out? I had a previous batch of chicks on pine shavings before I even knew they might eat them and nobody had any problems. I see some people here have their chicks on pine shavings pretty early. My goodness, am I just worrying too much?