My husband and I just got some chicks last weekend and we are in the process of building the runner and hen house. The last time I actually saw a live chicken was when I was a child in preschool at my granmother's house in the country and DH had some when he was a young adult (18-25?) but they never produced. So we are relitively new to all this. We work in a shop that manufactors Plastic products. DH saw the shavings and thought that it can be used for the beddings. Mind you the shavings are actually long threads sort of like a pile of twisted thread (dh describes it like angel hair spaghetti) that my chicks can sit on. DH thinks that our chicks can use this as a bedding for the nesting box and it can help keep them warm for the winter. I, on the other hand, am a little concerned for their safety. Do you think that this can hurt my chicks? Will they try to eat this? I'd like to know your opinions on this.