As a new chick owner I have been doing as much research as possible! I started out changing the bedding every day when they were first brought to the house and now at 4-5 weeks they absolutely hate being picked up and put in something else while I clean the brooder box so I've had to decrease to every other day, sometimes once every 3 days. My partner says changing less frequently is okay but I feel like he may be wrong and that this is not healthy for the birds..? I was reading a book this past weekend that said when they move to their permanent coop the bedding only needs cleaning once a week and that there will be a "permanent layer" that gets cleaned out twice a year? Is that accurate? We want to make sure our chickens stay healthy, so any opinions are appreciated!!