I just finished my first hatch of eggs from my small flock. 16 of 19 made it through in my hand made incubator and hatched out Friday night and Saturday. My question now is when am I able to place them in pine shavings in their brooder? Right now they are on paper towels. My concern is that for a quick paper towel change in their brooder I had them in a large box with shavings and they were eating them. This can't be good for them...can it? Any advice from those who have "been there and done that" with their own hatchlings would be appreciated.