We have a galvanized tub set up and my husband put the pine shavings quite a few inches deep. Today they are 1 week old and so far so good... their little wings are feathered out almost all the way and are starting to get tail feathers. So far (since they are only 1 week today) instead of taking out all the pine shavings when I clean I just take off whatever I found was poopy or wet. Then replace with clean on the top. Should I be removing all the shavings every time? Or can I get by with removing all the shavings just once a week? I do make sure that whatever I remove I get all the wet. This warm spurt of weather in maryland is messing with my brooder temps. We have a 250W heat bulb and I asked that my hubby pick up a 100W red bulb on the way home tonight. I've been keeping it at 90-95ish but want to do a 5 degree drop as of today. We currently can get away with no heat on in the house and I don't want to have to turn on the AC. So I've unplugged the lamp and so far we are ok on temps today. I figure somewhere between 85-90 I'll be ok. We have dogs in the house so unfortunately I can't keep the door open to the room I have the brooder in. Otherwise it wouldn't be so hot back there. I also think we are due to get a little cooler this week but still 250W bulb will be overkill for us.