Their bedding is a paper bedding but it isn't small enough for them to eat. I was looking for aspen shavings but couldn't find them, and remembered this stuff from when I kept gerbils.
I'm assuming Pasty Bottom is pretty easily spotted? I haven't seen any problem with it.
I'm not positive what the temp is, their box is in the house, which is probably pushing 80, with a heat lamp over it. I moved the heat lamp back about a foot yesterday so that now its mainly shining on a small corner instead of half the box. They were staying mostly in that corner yesterday but not crowding together. If I turn the light off they would start peeping in what I assume is anger because it stops when I turn the light back on. SO, I don't think they're too hot.
After all my work yesterday, the third one died late last night. the lone survivor hasn't begun showing any of the symptoms yet. I did talk to the breeder and she said she lost three of hers yesterday, but that she has several other breeds together and none of them were sick (just going by what she told me, who knows if its true or not) She has offered to give me replacement chicks, but I'm still sad about these guys not making it...