So I have 15 awesome little chicks that are one week old. I have had them on a layer of sweet pdz with paper towel over it until the chicks got a little older. Yesterday morning I decided they are old enough to know where their food is and be fine on regular bedding. So I took out the paper towels out and put a nice layer of pine shavings in over the sweet pdz. The chicks absolutely love it they scratch around in it all day now. Problem is about an hour after I put it in their brooder my hand turned bright red and burned like fire. So now I have to change their bedding to some thing else. I have very sensitive skin so this stinks. Now when I hold the chicks my hands start burning again because they have been in the pine shavings so they must have dust from it on them or something. I don't mind wear gloves to put the bedding in but I am not gonna wear gloves to play with my little girls. So I need a new plan. My chicks don't smell at all so i really liked that but whats a good alternative to pine shavings? Straw?