So I have a few questions and would love some input. 1. Does anyone use pine pellets for bedding? Right now we are using shaving and grass hay. The hay was free otherwise I wouldn't be using it. It's working well, no complaints but I was thinking shavings and pellets would be next. 2. I'm putting together a first aid kit. What should I have in there. I have blu-kote and electrolytes. Oh and I have vet tape floating around somewhere. Any other must haves for an emergency? 3. How long should I hold out hope for a female "quack"? Mine at just over 7 weeks and they make all sorts of noises. Everything from a chicken squawking to peeping. Mainly it's more raspy. I just really hope one is a girl and with my luck I know it will be 2 boys and I'll have to figure out what I want to do since I will be getting chickens in the spring. I find it very annoying that all the feed stores only sell straight runs.