Help! So, I just bought what another friend uses in her brooder...the mixed cedar shavings from atwoods. My chicks are doing awesome, no worries, nothing stinks, healthy as larks, etc. But then, I'm reading on here today that cedar is bad for them? Help, what now? I have been planning to use the deep litter method even in the brooder after reading the section in Ussery's book on deep litter even during brooding and chick health. But now I have a huge bag of cedar shavings, and I'm not sure what to replace it with... I have an old bale of hay in the barn that my goats won't eat (darn picky, those animals!)...but the hay seems so big for a brooder. Would that be a good option? If so, how in the world do I use it in the brooder? It's really long prairie hay. Do I just break it up some? We've also got an old wood chip pile outside from some branches we had cut down last year...would those work? They've been decomposing for awhile now... Thanks!