I was warned but I'm still amazed at how much poop 4 chicks can make. Those of you with 25 or more, wow. What sort of cleaning should I be doing? The chicks are on pine shavings and I put down wood to move the waterer and feeder up a little. They still poop in one or the other at least once a day. I'm fine cleaning those out often since they are easy and my 9 yo son actually offered that duty (anything to avoid poop duty). I found with the waterer I can just run it under the faucet and clear out the pine bits that way as long as there is no poop. The food thing I refill unless they pooped in it. But the bedding! OMG do they poop everywhere. So do I replace the shavings every day? Like all of it? I have been sort of picking out the poop (with a paper towel in my hand...), stirring it to make the poop drop down and then adding more, figuring I would change out the whole thing weekly. What do other people do with the pine shavings in their brooders? I only have 4 chicks so the scale is pretty small, but they are in the dining room so somehow it has to look clean before dinner!