I have had my chicks and ducks (and one goose) on towels since I got them, since I was worried about them eating shavings. They are all now 2-4 weeks old and I decided to switch over to pine shavings, since I am tired of the horrendous mess they are making, and I share a washer and drier with renters, so don't want to offend them with duck poo in the wash. . .I thought two weeks old would be old enough that they wouldn't go nuts on the shavings, but when I put the shavings in the brooder they all went after them like it was candy! I let them go for a few minutes thinking they would stop, but they didn't. After a few minute I went ahead and put the towels on over the shavings because I am freaked out they will stuff their little selves full of the shavings. Can somebody tell me what to do here? I really wanted to switch them to shavings but don't want to come home to dead babies!! Oh, and the only shavings I could find are the smaller kind, couldn't find any of the bigger flakes.