- Mar 23, 2008
My babies are now 11 and 12 days old..what I'm wondering is..my brooder is a huge wire cage that I have put trash bags under the cage and then filled it(the cage) with 1-2 inches of pine shavings and then put paper towels on top of that. I just change the paper towels everyday. I just noticed that they seems to pick at the paper towels and tear it up. There are huge holes from them pecking at it and whatnot. What I'm wondering is, should I just take the paper towels up and use just the shavings? Im not sure if the chicks are eating the paper towels or not.