I remember reading an article a couple years ago and it stressed what you should never use for your chicks' bedding because they would maybe eat it and it could be very harmful to them. Unfortunately I can't remember what it was...does anyone know what it might be, and also I will try researching it again. Also, I know you have to order a minimum number of chicks at some hatcheries, but I was wondering if anyone has input as to how many to start out with your very first time? 4 or 5 or so? I know your coop has to be prepared for the number so I am asking. Thank you all!!