Hello! I was just curious if anyone has ever used chicken crumbles as bedding in their brooders? When I got my first 3 day old chicks, I tried everything to find something that worked well and was affordable. I tried pine shavings, which made a mess everywhere and they kept eating them (probably harmless but it still made me nervous). I tried newspaper which was so messy and later found out that can cause splayed leg. Tried papertowels and they would 'dig' until the papertowel was bunched up to one side... Anyways, one day I thought "well they are eating every bedding I put in there, why not just try the feed itself". And it actually worked great. Almost like kitty litter. Well I'm trying to hatch some duck eggs now and was curious if there was any reason I haven't thought of, to not use feed as their bedding?