Bit of a silly question, probably.
Last year when I raised my chicks, I just used plain pine shavings in the brooder, but upon doing more reading I saw that you should be using paper towels over the shavings for the first few days to prevent them from eating them. We use large-chunk, not sawdust, which I was thinking would be more of an issue, but now I'm second guessing myself.
What are everyone's opinions on this? Is it safe to just use pine shavings or should I put the paper towels over? Better safe than sorry?
My chickies will be coming in sometime this week, just getting everything ready beforehand. :)