I got some new chicks the other day. 22 various layers/pet chickens, and 25 cornish roasters from Mcmurray. They've been in a side by side brooder indoors for the first couple days and I made an obvious observation. However, I really don't think I ever quite appreciated it before. I changed the paper towels the first day once on the layer side. I changed it three times on the X side. The second day(yesterday) I changed the layer side once. I changed the X side four times. This morning I changed the layer side when I got up. I changed the X side at the same time. It could use it again and it's only an hour later!!! I think it's time for them to go out to the brooder in the coop on shavings!!!