My chicks should be coming any day now so I went to stock up on necessities for their impending arrival. Grabbed a plastic feeder and waterer, a bag of grit and some powdered vitamins that said on the package that they were meant for baby chicks through periods of stress. Went to the counter and asked for advice. The guy seemed very knowledgable....made me put back the bag of grit and the vitamins; said chicks will be too young to need either one....medicated feed would be all I would need. When I told him I needed some pine shavings he advised to hold off for the first week and just use newspaper; the chicks might just pick at the shavings and forget about their food altogether. From everything I've read about newspaper its a bad substitute. Now I'm confused and in need of advice...was the Agway guy right?