We've got 3 chicks ([email protected] week, [email protected] 3 weeks) in a 2x4 ft box in our living room. We are currently using pine shavings for bedding. The box won't fit in the bathroom and the bathroom isn't that big anyways, the other three rooms in the house are taken. The garage could theoretically handle them but I don't want to attract mice (already dealt with those last fall and haven't had any back since) and there isn't much space there either. I could build a wood box with small screen on top, but I want (need) to dedicate all building time (limited) to the coop. So, with all that said, the dust from the pine shavings is bothering my wife and I am looking for dust reducing ideas. Will switching to sand reduce dust? How about switching to wood pellets? Any other ideas? I am planning on moving them to the coop as soon as it's done, but that will likely be at least another 2-3 weeks. I could also build a plywood box, mouse proof it the best I can, and put them in garage, if that's the only low-dust option. Thanks!