I could swear this thought was going through my bird's heads this evening. I emptied the straw out of the coop today and put in pine shavings for the first time ever. The birds all walked up to the door and looked inside, then slowly backed away. I wasn't sure if they would dare go in there at dusk, but apparently one of them got hungry enough to brave the pine shavings, and others saw it didn't kill her, and slowing braved the new litter. Everyone made it in safe and sound, after refusing to enter the coop for seven or eight hours. Funny, the geese and ducks weren't the least bit concerned and plowed right in when they saw the feed was out where they could get to it.