We got all 5 chicks together in a big cardboard box (taped together several smaller boxes.) We have carpet on the cement, then doubled cardboard, then a heavy duty tarp, newspaper and a fairly sparse layer of fine shavings. The chicks of course rip up all the newspaper and kick around the shavings and make a mess. We have been just taking all the newspaper and shavings out every other day or so. Am I missing any obvious things I could put down or do to keep things more tidy? I use pellet bedding in my horse's stall and love it, would be happy to pick up extra for the chicks as well but I can't figure out if that will improve things or just make extra work? I normally use a half a bucket of water to 'fluff' the pellets, but would I need to do that for the chicks too?