My chicks aren't here yet but thinking ahead lol I usually prefer shavings(have brooded ducks before) but my usual supplier is mainly giving out sawdust which is a definite no. So i was reading where someone used hay? i have a nice grassy hay mix i feed my horses? not sure about this idea though.. opinions? or what have you used instead of the shavings. I may try a different source but that still won't guarantee i get better proper curled shavings.