I am going to TSC tommorow to prepare my brooder since my chicks will be hatching next week. I am getting my brooder from my grandpa. He has something i think will be perfect... It is a square cage on wheels wrapped in chicken wire. I think i will be using paper towels for the first couple of days but then i am going to use pine shavings. Is this ok? I am going to buy a chick feeder and waterer. i will also buy the chick feed. Is there a certain feed i need to get? I know of chick starter feed. I already have a heat lamp although i wont need it for long. It has been about 75 to 80 degrees here all week. Am i missing anything? Are pine shaving ok?