Hello, my name is Samantha. I have three adult Silkie hens that I bought last summer as adults. They were my first chickens ever and I am pretty proud that I have been successful having city chickens. They do occasionally become broody and I figured that if my girls survived the winter I would get some chicks so that they could have some company. I had mentioned this to my neighbor who absolutely loves my Silkies......Well two days ago my neighbor showed up at my door with a box of six "Red Pullets" from Tractor Supply (so who knows what they will be) peeps/chicks. I was totally shocked but happy, my neighbor even picked me up a big bag of starter feed! I did pretty good putting together a brooder with a heat lamp and plenty of space. They are lively playful little fluff balls. I have only had a small problem with two of the six "pasting up". But I have kept on top of it and wipe off their little bums and blow dry them dry every time I see a little poo covering their vents. Other than that the same two chicks are very lively and seem healthy. I do have a small concern. I threw together my brooder quickly and am pretty broke financially until Tuesday. I had no idea about cedar shavings and have had my chicks on them for two days now. They have not been sneezing or showing any signs of irritation. But I have read some concerning things about not using cedar shavings. It just happened to be what I had in my garage which is why I used it. But I was wondering will the chicks be okay in a well ventilated room until Tuesday on the cedar shavings? Or should I dump the cedar and put them on.......tore up paper towels until Tuesday? I really don't want the cedar to make them sick!