My chicks are scheduled to hatch Monday, and my brooder is finished. I also have a children's pool I'm using for the first few days so I can get to them easier to check for pasty butt and all that. My question is, I've seen conflicting info on here regarding using newspaper in the beginning (spraddled legs?) and pine shavings. Is it going to hurt if I use pine from day one? I'm heading to TSC today to get the last of what I need, and I'm curious what I need to do!