I have a couple of questions about floor coverings. I see most people recommending the use of store bought pine shavings. in the brooder and coop.. and hay or straw being mentioned for use in the laying basket area. Being fro south Georgia I have pine trees everywhere. Would pinestraw (needles) do the same and would they be appropriate in either location? And I also have a wood chipper.... could I just chip some pine branches and use that on the floor? Is there a reason people don't use cedar? My wife loves cedar for the smell and suggested we use it, but I haven't seen anyone mention it here on the forums. I have some diatomaceous earth to sprinkle along the floor as well inside the coop.