Does anyone else use equine pellets "pine" for their brooders? I picked some up at TSC today the TSC brand pellets and hoping that this is ok to use? I read one thread where a few said they did like them while in TSC on my Iphone... I'm beginning to gather up everything for the brooder and wondering about using them. I plan to use them in the coop instead of hay or shavings as well. Should I lay something over them the first few days for the chicks? Add water to soften them up a bit? Appreciate some advice. Are the pellets going to cause an insane amount of dust, yes I know the chicks will in my house, but is the pellets only going to add to it? Is their a better way that won't produce so much dust? Could play sand be used in the brooder? Other suggestions? I'm allergic to hay I believe, I was when I was a child and getting around it now causes headaches, I'm praying that the pine pellets/shavings won't do the same to me. TIA!