I am using a dryer box as a brooder for an order 15 standard chicks. I have an Ecoglow as the method of heat. I am brooding the babies in my basement, which is a living space that we use daily. I am trying to figure out the best bedding options to minimize odor. Cost is not the biggest factor, but of course cheaper is better. I don't really love the idea of wood shaving because it seems like they would get full of waste quickly and be hard to clean out. I read that newspaper isn't good because it is too slick. Would puppy training pads work? If they do work, should I put something else under them? Any better ideas? I do have a grow out pen for them to spend the day in when the get a little bigger, but I am planning on keeping them in my house for the first 8 weeks.