Just wanted to share, I'm not super experienced at Chicks. I have raised a few but not hundreds. I always seem to have some croak, they stink if they are in the house. Typically I use newspaper for the brooder cage. Well I decided to try Sod! My thought behind it was they need some small grit or dirt. I was trying to do it more 'naturally' so don't laugh, lol. But it doesn't stink, the chicks love it, it absorbs spilled water, hey get some grit and it was only $1!!!!