I have seven 5-6 day old chicks that have been living on a white bath towel over wood shavings. I can't remember how long I need to keep using the towel to keep them from eating the shavings, and I can't find the info through search. Could someone remind me? I think I remember that the op of the article said he/she used the towels for only a few days, but that was weeks ago. These are my babies (yesterday) at 4-5 days (hatched overnight Sunday according to MPC).