So folks, how often do you clean out your brooder. I know this can depend on size and the number of chicks, but what is the general consensus for how often you should be cleaning it out. My brooder is only about 3.5 feet by 2 feet and I have 8 chicks in it (currently three weeks old). I have pine shavings for my base. It doesn't stink, but I try to clean off the top layer every three to four days. Is that enough, too much, not enough?? Thanks all for whatever advice you might have. I so much appreciate the information here folks. I am a novice and your insight is so very helpful!