I am new to the forum but raised chickens years ago and am recently getting back to it. I have the chicks(6-all a week and a half old) in a storage tub with pine shavings for the bottom. Problem is, I am at work during the day and can only change the water(shavings all in the water) in the morning and twice at night once I get home. Would putting them in a rabbit cage(in the garage) be ok, or is the cage bottom to hard for their feet? This would elimate the problem of them wasting most of their feed and water. I have some hard wire mesh that is really small I can put in it for the floor. Even smaller than what the steel brooders in the feed store have for the floors. Any thoughts?